Plant ID forum: Pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus)

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 9, 2011 6:37 PM CST
what do you think?.. about 3 foot tall


Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Aug 9, 2011 6:55 PM CST
It kind of reminds me of Celosia:

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 9, 2011 7:00 PM CST
oh I hope so... I have grown them before... and none have ever looked this healthy before.. will cross my fingers!!... thanks!!!
Name: Lori Morrow
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enidcandles
Aug 10, 2011 6:03 AM CST
That looks like pigweed to me!
Amaranthus retroflexus


Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Aug 10, 2011 6:31 AM CST
I think enidcandles has identified your plant ... it indeed looks more like Amaranthus retroflexus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...
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Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
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MitchF
Aug 10, 2011 8:00 AM CST
I was going to say this is pigweed! all to familiar garden foes in Oklahoma
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 10, 2011 8:13 PM CST
bummer!!!... but thank you all

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