prince's feather


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Related to prince's feather: Amaranthus cruentus

prince's feather

(prĭn′sĭz)
n.
1. Either of two plants (Amaranthus hypochondriacus or A. cruentus) having reddish foliage and dense panicles of brownish-red flowers.
2. A tall plant (Persicaria orientalis) of Asia and Australia, having hairy stems, broadly ovate leaves, and long spikes of pink or rose flowers.

prince's feather

n
1. (Plants) an amaranthaceous garden plant, Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus, with spikes of bristly brownish-red flowers
2. (Plants) a tall tropical polygonaceous plant, Polygonum orientale, with hanging spikes of pink flowers
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"Plants such as mugwort, ambrosia or prince's feather will seed themselves," said Hrubisko.
Two of its common, but quirky names include: "Love lies-bleeding" and "Prince's feather." More than 30 species of amaranth are grown in Illinois, Nebraska and the southwestern U.S., several of which were imported from the tropics.
Amaranthus cruentus, from the Americas, is an annual that grows up to 2m (6ft 6in) - producing flower clusters that earn the nickname prince's feather. These are packed with green flowers suffused with red, followed by colourful seed heads of red, purple or yellow.