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Amaranthus tricolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus

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.

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