Ornamental Amaranth

Asked October 16, 2016, 2:20 AM EDT

I would like to know what the name is to this plant I love the color and have not seen this plant anywhere else around my area. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Mason County Illinois

2 Responses

It looks like an escaped Ornamental Amaranth. This genus has many species and some are common weeds in Illinois know as pigweeds, but this is an ornamental variety chosen for its red leaves. Here is a link to the Amaranth page on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth

I appreciate your help on identifying this beautiful plant!