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Amaranth (Amaranthus species) is a cosmopolitan genus of herbs. About 60 species are recognized, with flower clusters and foliage ranging from purple and red to gold.

Amaranthus
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Amaranthus tricolor
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Amaranthus

Although several species are often considered weeds, people around the world value amaranths as leaf vegetables, cereals, and ornamentals.