A South American plant with long, drooping tassels of crimson flowers. Cultivated today as an ornamental, it was formerly an important cereal-type crop in the Andes.
- Amaranthus caudatus, family Amaranthaceae.
- Here a bouquet of dahlias, astilbe, and love-lies-bleeding is tucked into a wire basket embellished with supermarket rhubarb.
- Vernacular names such as love-lies-bleeding and florimer (flor-amor) reflect this misunderstanding.
- The dark red Amaranthus caudatus is commonly called 'love-lies-bleeding'.
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