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May 28, 2020 9:15 AM CST
Ridgecrest, CA
Hi, these plants popped up in the middle of my potato patch. Can anyone help identify them? I'm suspicious they are amaranth. If they are, can we eat them?


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May 28, 2020 12:25 PM CST
Name: Mone
Chicago between O'Hare & Lake (Zone 6a)
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Yes, it's amaranth and yes, it is edible. I prefer its young, tender leaves, but I do know other people use every part including seeds.
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May 28, 2020 12:30 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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I agree, Amaranthus, one from our database for comparison:



There are many species that grow in Ca: https://www.calflora.org//cgi-...
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