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Common name

English: False amaranth

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Caryophyllales (120)

        Family: Amaranthaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Digera (1)

            Epithet: muricata (L.) Mart. (2)

Synonym: Achyranthes alternifolia L.

alternifolia => having alternate leaves

muricata => full of rough, short, sharp points

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, white

External links

Check for Digera muricata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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