Princes Feather

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

Economic Importance

  • 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.