Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Flower of the Week: Amaranthus

This week, we are going to talk about this unique looking flower called Amaranthus.

Amaranthus is a flower made of beautiful dropping spikes. It comes in two different colours: red and green. Native to North and South America, this flower can grow up to 6 feet in the wild, and is also a very long lasting plant.

Apart from making gorgeous floral arrangements and bouquets, the Amaranthus flower is also very useful in medicine, dye and in the food industry.

Many people believe that they are a symbol of imortality since its Greek name means unfading.

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