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Greg Montez GregM at uckac.edu
Tue Feb 7 14:45:14 EST 1995

In article 
<Pine.A32.3.91c.950203030249.28929A-100000 at homer17.u.washington.edu>, 
cilly at u.washington.edu says...
>Can anyone tell me what a Cinchona(tree) is and is its purpose?
>ditto for an amaranth?
>Help if you can, please respond asap.
There is no "Cinchona" tree listed in the Sunset New Western
Garden Book (one of the best resources for West Coast plants),
but amaranthus is a huge group of plants and some are considered weeds.
There are a few ornamentals, though, as well as some crop plants.
Quinoa is a grain from S. America in the amaranthus group.  Pigweed 
is an annual weed that is a tough beast to kill in some crops.  A plant
called Joseph's Coat is a really attractive amaranth grown as an 
Gregory Montez
UC Kearney Agricultural Center

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