Botanical Name: Amaranthus powellii
Common names: Powells Amaranth
This is an erect annual herb that can grow to a max height of around 2 meters tall. The leaves of the Amaranths can grow to about 9 centimeters long. The leaves on the upper part of the plant are lance shaped where as the lower leaves on the plant are diamond to oval in their shape.
The leaves are tasty and add a great addition to most dishes that require leafy greens. The young leaves can be eaten raw as they are a lot softer and tastier.
The older leaves can be cooked just like spinach.
The Seeds can be harvested and prepared just as you would store bought and either cooked as a grain or ground as a meal.
There are no known medicinal uses.