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ruh

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Jan 3, 2009, 10:48:24 AM1/3/09
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Can someone please id this flower snapped on the mumbai - pune express way. Must be between 1 and 2 feet tall.
Tnks.
ru.





Madhuri Pejaver

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Jan 4, 2009, 1:55:23 AM1/4/09
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Amaranthus sps.
in marathi hirava math
madhuri

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Dinesh Valke

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Jan 4, 2009, 5:19:48 AM1/4/09
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I think this is Amaranthus spinosus.
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Vasant Barve

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Jan 4, 2009, 5:49:13 AM1/4/09
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Yes looks like math,

you can make vegetable out of it

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J.M. Garg

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Jan 4, 2009, 7:49:43 AM1/4/09
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Some extracts from Wikipedia link on Amaranthus spinosus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranthus_spinosus

Amaranthus spinosus, commonly known as spiny amaranth, prickly amaranth or thorny amaranth. It is native to the tropical Americas, but it is present on most continents as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed.

In Cambodia, it is called pti banlar and its ash was historically used as a grey dye for cloth.

Like several related species, Amaranthus spinosus is a valued food plant in Africa.[1]


 
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