Amaranth, Pigweed, Velvet flower (Eng.), Amarant, Wilde Spinasie, Marog (Afr.)
A vigorous, hardy annual or short-lived perennial herbaceous plant with flowers, herbs, and weeds. Some varieties are grown and harvested for food - the seed one of the first grain crops and the young green leaves a green leafy vegetable. Some gives a colourful foliage appearance. They can be used to create vibrant bedding displays and makes great impact in flower borders and pots.