A short-lived herbaceous plant growing to 1 m tall. Its leaves are light green and often have notched tips. Its tiny greenish or reddish flowers are borne in dense elongated clusters at the tips of the branches.
As A Soil Indicator:
Low calcium,, Very low phosphorous, Very high Potassium, Very high manganese. High Magnesium, High Iron, High Zinc, High Boron, High Chloride,  Little organic matter, Low soil bacteria
Life cycle:
A short-lived (annual) herbaceous plant. Flowers November to March in southern areas and April to June in northern areas
Relatively palatable fodder but potentially toxicity in areas affected by high nitrates.. Grazed sparingly by stock. Can be used as a substitute for spinach. Best eaten raw, i.e. in salads. Green amaranths are eaten in Greece, India and Africa, as a leafy vegetable, and are also used medicinally for a variety of purposes.
Suspected to be toxic to poultry and stock and High nitrate levels have been recorded in areas that have been artificially fertilised
Disturbed areas. Cultivated areas

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