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May 21, 2013 5:14 PM CST
Like almost all of you, I have so many things coming up right now. I realize some are weeds but before I yank them, I would like to know what they are. Here is the first one. This is appearing in a brand new bed and there are several of them.
Thank you so much in advance for any help you can give!
May 21, 2013 6:24 PM CST
|It's very similar to Fat Hen or Lamb's Quarters, Chenopodium album.|
May 22, 2013 12:20 AM CST
|I go with Fat Hen, although I didn't know the common name (just like I don't know the botanical one either - weeds, not my specialty).|
But I know it's THAT weed.
May 22, 2013 9:14 AM CST
|Looks more like a species of Atriplex to me. Maybe Halberdleaf Orach (Atriplex subspicata).|
May 22, 2013 9:51 AM CST
|Thank you all for your replies. I think I am going to let one or two of them mature to see what it grows up to be. I am intrigued now. There are probably a good dozen of them growing at least with more growing all the time. This will be a dedicated perennial bed once the tulips start declining so all but one or two will have to go considering they are nothing I planted. Thank you again. I will keep you all updated!|
Name: Mary Ellen Kirkendall
Mashpee, Massachusetts (Zone 7a)
May 26, 2013 11:09 AM CST
|Looks like Lamb's Quarters to me. The grown up plant is ugly and weedy, but young plants are delicious.|
May 26, 2013 11:46 AM CST
|Looks like the stuff that tries to take over my flower beds and containers! It's quite prolific around here. Unfortunately, I can't take my revenge by eating it; tried it and I don't care for it. Some people love it, tho.|
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