This thread is in reply to a blog post by Seedfork entitled "Not a sunflower".
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Apr 24, 2015 6:31 PM CST
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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Maybe Lollipop would like a mate? Maybe Tootsie Roll? I know, pretty bad!

That little beetle is just like the one I found on my Chinese cabbage! Actually I saw two kinds, one just plain black and one striped. I couldn't get a picture cause all I had was my phone.

Oh, I see it's amaranth now. We have lots of that. And the other pointy leave thing, I think it's a weed too. I'm seeing lots of them here.
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Apr 24, 2015 8:11 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Disonycha glabrata, is the official name of the darn little beetle. I always thought amaranth was a grain crop. Is it just a weed too? I see that it is actually used as a flower. I still think the little pointy ones are butterfly weed. I am going to post this on the ID forum and see if anyone recognizes it as a flower.

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I think I will do the pointy one too.


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Apr 24, 2015 8:32 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Amaranth is a grain. But it's a weed as well. I imagine if you let it grow and flower the birds will eat the seeds. They do the regular stuff I grow on purpose.

There are so many butterfly weeds it's quite possible.
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Apr 24, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
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That's a flea beetle? Holy cow, I always thought they were microscopic. They're not! That's the little buggar that eats my Chinese cabbage, tatsoi and bok choi!
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Apr 24, 2015 8:36 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
This is not the same flea beetle that eats holes in my peppers and eggplants. Those are very small, and just plain black.
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Apr 25, 2015 5:42 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Okay, that makes more sense.
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