Amaranthus species- Paddar Valley J&K
Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: Amaranthus viridis from Paddar Valley J&K:
Kindly confirm ID
Bot. name: Amaranthus viridis
Family: Amaranthaceae
Location: Paddar Valley J&K
Altitude: 1800-2500 m asl
Habitat: Cultivated crop
Many thanks ... for this upload.
Me too will look for the ID validation. Need to get familiar with viridis and spinosus; ... confusing.
None of F. B. I., F. I., Bengal Plants, FoC and FoP describes that Amaranthus viridis L. is a cultivated crop. Though Flora Indica informs that some natives eat this, but it also informs it is not cultivated. I think the people these days do not eat this plant, at least not in our region.
Moreover, the plant, the spikes are slender in A. viridis L.