Amaranthus cruentis x powellii 'Hopi Red Dye' Amaranthaceae
Brilliant burgundy flower heads and leaves yield a red dye long used by the Hopi.
Source of plant
Pinetree Garden Seeds
Used by the Hopis as a ceremonial food dye to produce red cornbread. Young plants make nutritious steamed greens. Seeds are ground into a high protein, gluten-free flour.
USDA Hardiness Zone
food, other ethnobotanical uses