Plant ID forum: Looks familiar but what is it?

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Name: Christine
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Jul 16, 2016 1:50 PM CST
It seems like I know what this one is but I don't. What is it? Shrug!

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 16, 2016 2:09 PM CST
It's not pig weed is it?
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 16, 2016 2:14 PM CST
Not pigweed but looks like another kind of Amaranthus

https://www.google.ca/search?q=amaranthus&client=safari&hl=e...
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Name: Christine
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Jul 16, 2016 2:15 PM CST
Yes, that must be it!! Thank you, Porkpal.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 16, 2016 2:18 PM CST
I was thinking not pigweed because the flowers aren't hanging

Name: Christine
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Jul 16, 2016 2:26 PM CST
Hmmm. I was thinking Amaranthus retroflexus. But now wondering which pigweed it could be. I think I usually see this plant with the leaves full of holes from insects munching on them.

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Name: Christine
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Jul 16, 2016 2:55 PM CST
Maybe Amaranth palmeri? My plant is growing in mostly shade? Shrug!

Carelessweed (Amaranthus palmeri)
http://www.eattheweeds.com/palmer-amaranth/
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 16, 2016 4:27 PM CST
You don't think it is one of the green forms of Amaranthus caudatus?

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 16, 2016 5:23 PM CST
I still vote for pigweed or possibly lambs quarters/goosefoot.
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Name: Christine
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Jul 16, 2016 5:44 PM CST
Well, it's growing in mostly shade at the edge of the back patio where the chickens like to go. Sometimes they deposit "stuff" which could extend the possibilities. Nearby-to the right is a wild currant tomato plant and something that looks like it might be some kind of sorghum.

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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jul 16, 2016 7:15 PM CST
Hmmm, now I'm not so sure. The growth pattern looks different from pigweed. Handsome chickens, though!
Porkpal

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