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The amaranthus is a useful annual for extra hot and dry areas. This plant is often referred to as Joseph´s coat. The amaranthus provides long lasting blooms in blazing colors. One of the most popular varieties is "Love Lies Bleeding" which produces long drooping velvety tassels. The flowers can be dried and used for wreaths. Many varieties have both edible seeds and leaves. Before eating any plant or part of a plant find out the botanical name and research it. The amaranth seeds are used as a grain in many countries.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|