Plant ID forum: Amaranthus ID needed please! (1 of 2)

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 9, 2014 12:31 PM CST
This was supposed to be Elephant Head, which is isn't. Any idea which one it really is? It does look like there is one Elephant Head growing toward the bottom, but the rest is something else. It is about 5 1/2 feet tall, and about 3 feet wide, but I planted 4 seeds, and 3 of them grew into whatever this is. Not sure how tall or wide it would be if it was just one plant.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Sep 9, 2014 12:54 PM CST
Forgot to mention that the color is a little bit washed out. The flowers are darker than they are showing up in the picture.
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Sep 9, 2014 1:09 PM CST
Maybe this one? Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus)
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Sep 9, 2014 1:40 PM CST
Thanks Tara. That could be the one, but I've seen a couple others that look very similar. I'll keep this open a while longer!
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