Does Amaranth Need Pollination?

There are about 60 species of the amaranth grain plant. According to the USDA, most are monoecious, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs and self-pollinate. Pollen usually travels amongst the plants through insect activity or wind, whether it's a self-pollinating species or not.

Keywords: amaranth grain, amaranth pollination, grain pollination

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