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Ridgecrest, CA
CPogge
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?


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pitimpinai
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.
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plantladylin
May 28, 2020 12:30 PM CST
I agree, Amaranthus, one from our database for comparison:



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