Iresine herbstii

COMMON NAME

Bloodleaf, Chicken Gizzard

TYPE

Low Foliage

FAMILY

Amaranthaceae

NOTES

This is a short-lived perennial that is often grown as an annual. In its native habitat, it may grow to 5’ tall with spread to 3’ wide. Red stems and oval purple-red leaves (to 4” long) with notched tips and light red veins.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru

NATIVE HABITAT

Forest borders and along forest paths

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

nparks.gov.sg



Iresine herbstii