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  • A South American plant with long drooping tassels of crimson flowers. Cultivated today as an ornamental, its seeds and leaves were formerly eaten in the Andes.
    • Amaranthus caudatus, family Amaranthaceae
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    • 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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