Joseph's Coat

Amaranthus tricolor is an ornamental plant known as Joseph's coat, after the Biblical figure Joseph, who is said to have worn a coat of many colors.

Joseph's coat belongs to about 60 species of amaranthus, including weeds, leaf vegetables, grain crops and ornamentals. Many have large, colourful leaves and tassel-like flower spikes. It is also called leaf amaranth, edible amaranth or Chinese spinach. The young leaves have a sweet, tangy flavour, and cooked leaves can be added to salads, soups and stir-frys.

Bairnsdale Feb 2010
Wow that colour just pops! Fabulous shot of this wonderful looking plant.
posted February 16th, 2011  
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Colorful and edible!
posted February 16th, 2011  
Great colours
posted February 16th, 2011  
It's a beauty!
posted February 16th, 2011  
Beautiful shot of this lovely plant.
posted February 16th, 2011  
Gorgeous! Interesting reference too. My youngest son was part of the children's chorus of a local production of ALW's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat last year. 'Twas wonderful, as is this photo.
posted February 16th, 2011  
Beautiful color combos. This looks like a very full bllom.
posted February 16th, 2011  
Wow! That is a plant I have never seen before. Gorgeous!!!
posted February 16th, 2011  
Very colorful plant...nicely shot.
posted February 16th, 2011  
Really like the name of it, certainly lives up to its technicolour namesake.
posted February 16th, 2011  
very pretty!
posted February 16th, 2011  
great shot Miriam. Love the colors
posted February 16th, 2011  
beautiful colours in this plant
posted February 16th, 2011  
beautiful plant, so tropical looking.
posted February 16th, 2011  
I've never heard of this plant. You captured the colors beautifully!
posted February 16th, 2011  
Whoa - how very pretty!!
posted February 17th, 2011  
Gorgeous shot of a gorgeous plant!!
posted February 18th, 2011  
love the ruffles and colors!
posted February 18th, 2011  
Really stunning leaves - grogeous, like fire.
posted February 22nd, 2011  
Now that plant would brighten up any spot....would be nice if they color keep when planted in a shadey area..always looking for something for my shady spots.
posted February 22nd, 2011  
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