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

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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Sep 9, 2014 12:33 PM CST
This was supposed to be Joseph's Coat, but it looks nothing like that one.

There are "flowers", sort of, growing along the stem. It's about 3 1/2 feet tall, and rather narrow.

Thanks for any help!

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 9, 2014 1:06 PM CST
My guess would be... Mexican Grain Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Hopi Red Dye')
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 9, 2014 1:42 PM CST
It's not Hopi Red Dye, which I also have. This one has no flowers that really show up, unless you look closely along the stems. Not sure that they are actually flowers, but they do look the same as the flowers on the rest of the amaranthus that I have. It's very odd!

Thanks for the suggestion!
Natalie

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