Amaranthus tricolor

Amaranthus tricolor L.

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Native of tropical Africa.

Distribution in Egypt

Nile and Mediterranean regions.


Grown as a summer garden plant and also escape from cultivation.

Life Expectancy



  • Amaranthus tristis L. (synonym)
  • Amaranthus melancholichus L. (synonym)
  • Amaranthus mangostanus L. (synonym)
  • Amaranthus gangeticus L. (synonym)


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