English name: Princes Feather
Scientific name: Amaranthus tricolor
Taxonomic Position (according to Cronquist)
Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Order : Caryophyllalase
Family : Amaranthaceae
Genus : Amaranthus
Species : tricolor
- Mainly used as ornamental virtue
- The leaves may be eaten as a salad vegetable as well as the stems.
- In Africa, it is usually cooked as a leafy vegetable.
- It is usually steamed as a side dish in both China and Japan.