Hopi Red Amaranth Card from Flor De Mayo Arts
Blank notecard, featuring Hopi Red Amaranth print by Tucson artists Martha Ames Burgess and Virginia Wade Ames. On the reverse side of each card, there is a detailed description of the subject. Card is 4x5 inches.
Hopi Red Amaranth: Known as komo in Hopi, is used for coloring the traditional ceremonial piiki bread. It's deep burgundy-red foliage can be steamed and eaten as young "greens," and the shiny black seeds are high in protein. For watercolorist Martha Ames Burgess, it's also a showy summer ornamental in her Native Seeds/SEARCH heirloom garden.