Plant ID forum: Anyone have an idea what this plant is?

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megzehn
Sep 23, 2016 8:23 AM CST
I thought I was growing brocolli rabe, but then I quickly realized it was something else. Anyone have an idea what this plant/weed is? I'm puzzled!

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Name: Lauri
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lauribob
Sep 23, 2016 9:13 AM CST
Looks like some kind of pigweed to me. Amaranthus
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porkpal
Sep 23, 2016 1:05 PM CST
I agree.
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Leftwood
Sep 23, 2016 3:04 PM CST
Oh dear!

It looks like Amaranthus palmeri, a very aggressive weed that can grow 3 inches in a day! It is just making its way into Minnesota. Each plant produces at least 100,000 (one hundred thousand) seeds!

A very very bad (and prohibited) weed
https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/WS/WS-51-W.pdf
[Last edited by Leftwood - Sep 23, 2016 3:06 PM (+)]
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