Plant ID forum→Help identifying plant

Views: 62, Replies: 2 » Jump to the end
Ridgecrest, CA
May 28, 2020 9:15 AM CST
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?

Thumb of 2020-05-28/CPogge/815254

Name: Mone
Chicago *O'Hare/Lake* (Zone 6a)
Plumerias Irises Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Bee Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dragonflies Frogs and Toads Butterflies Hibiscus Amaryllis
May 28, 2020 12:25 PM CST
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.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
May 28, 2020 12:30 PM CST
I agree, Amaranthus, one from our database for comparison:

There are many species that grow in Ca:
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Nine of Ninebark"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.