Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Amaranthus tricolor

This plant is Amaranthus tricolor 'Joseph's Coat'. The label in the garden also calls it Summer Poinsettia, which is an ill-advised name for it. As one of the amaranth family of plants it's not related at all to real poinsettias, which are in the euphorbia family. You can't eat poinsettias and other euphorbias, but like many of the amaranths, this plant is good to eat. Picture taken August 11, 2009.

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