Plant ID forum: Can someone identify this plant?

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Princess
Jul 15, 2016 1:21 PM CST
I think I might be growing a weed.
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Maybe these are better.
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Please excuse the reprint I'm new to this forum.
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New York
Princess
Jul 18, 2016 6:55 AM CST
Maybe these are better

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Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
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CarolHB
Jul 18, 2016 9:21 AM CST
I don't have a clue, but I like the look of it. Someone who know something will come along.
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jul 18, 2016 10:04 AM CST
It looks like a kind of Amaranthus to me Smiling
New York
Princess
Jul 20, 2016 3:24 PM CST
XiaoLong said:It looks like a kind of Amaranthus to me Smiling


Is that a weed?
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 20, 2016 3:39 PM CST
Princess said:Is that a weed?

Depends who you ask...
http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/amaranth-may-...
http://www.rareseeds.com/amaranth-recipes/

And...
There are also benefits to your other plants when growing amaranth as a "nursery weed".

You might be interested in researching amaranth as it applies to permaculture...

Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 20, 2016 3:58 PM CST
Princess, a little more information please. It appears to my eyes that you may have started this plant from seeds...is that correct? If so, do you remember what else you were planting at the time? If not, did you dig these up from outside and place them into the container?
I'm guessing it could be Red Root Pigweed aka Amaranthus retroflexus but that's only a guess.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jul 20, 2016 4:22 PM CST
A weed is in the eye of the beholder! Smiling
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purpleinopp
Jul 21, 2016 10:16 AM CST
I prefer to refer to growing compost instead of weeds. ;)
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jul 21, 2016 12:02 PM CST
Hilarious! Tiffany.
I really like Amaranth.
Really like growing compost too! Big Grin
New York
Princess
Jul 22, 2016 11:45 AM CST
greene said:Princess, a little more information please. It appears to my eyes that you may have started this plant from seeds...is that correct? If so, do you remember what else you were planting at the time? If not, did you dig these up from outside and place them into the container?
I'm guessing it could be Red Root Pigweed aka Amaranthus retroflexus but that's only a guess.


I started these from seeds I ordered on EBay that were suppose to be pilea peperomioides, ( Sighing! yeah I know, I've learned my lesson). Of course I didn't know that it wasn't what I wanted until after they had grown. But I did know that it wasn't what I wanted. Here are pictures of the seeds.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jul 22, 2016 12:03 PM CST
Those seeds in fact could look like Amaranth. Smiling
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jul 22, 2016 12:21 PM CST
Princess said:

Is that a weed?


Amaranth can come as weed. But some also as vegetable here Smiling

They have shiny tiny seeds in black or brown. Very similar to the seeds in the picture. Smiling

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