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Amaranthus spinosus

Amaranthaceae (amaranth family) » Amaranthus spinosus

 

am-uh-RANTH-us -- meaning, everlasting flower

spy-NO-sus -- meaning, with spines

 

commonly known as: edlebur, needle burr, prickly amaranth, spiny amaranth, thorny amaranth, thorny pigweed • Bengali: kantanotya • Gujarathi: kantanu-dant • Hindi: kanta chaulai • Kannada: mulluharive soppu • Malayalam: kattumullenkeera • Marathi: कांटेभाजी kante bhaji, कांटेमाठ kante math • Sanskrit: tanduliuyah • Tamil: முள்ளுக்கீரை mullukkeerai • Telugu: ముళ్లతోటకూర mullatotakura

 

 

Reference: Common Indian Wild Flowers by Isaac Kehimkar

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Taken on August 25, 2007