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A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan

“Species belonging to the genus Amaranthus have been cultivated for their grains for 8,000 years. Amaranth plants are classified as pseudocereals that are grown for their edible starchy seeds, but they are not in the same botanical family as true cereals such as wheat and rice. Wikipedia”

This photo is from my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. The mosquitos were ferocious, but I got some cool shots. 

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