Plant ID forum: mystery herb

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pixiepixie
Jan 10, 2017 6:09 PM CST
Hello all,

So happy for some help with this one - I got a bag of "mixed" herb seeds from a friend and these beauties came up. Only 3 of them but each was a slight different color - one has a pink stem with green leaves, one a green stem with green leaves and the pink stem with pinkish leaves. Very beautiful and the seeds are unique. Originally before the seeds I thought it maybe amaranth - but nope ~ Any ideas?
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Name: greene
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greene
Jan 10, 2017 6:16 PM CST
Would you mind giving us some idea where the plants are growing? and where the seeds came from - from where did the friend send them? Thank You!
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pixiepixie
Jan 10, 2017 6:57 PM CST
Of course - sorry, they are growing in Australia and the seeds came from the US.
I have searched and searched the internet and found nothing exact - the leaves do not really have a smell or taste.
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Jan 10, 2017 7:42 PM CST
Are they climber? or made rosette?, not know much of this, but seed and leaves indicates member of buckwheat family, the polygonacea. like polygonum scandens? (but that's a climber, so no match, or some type of rumex may be?). Perhaps whole plants photo will be also needed for someone to ID it precisely

pixiepixie
Jan 10, 2017 7:45 PM CST
Thank you tofitropic - not a climber... I will get whole plant photos now and upload shortly. brb :)
Name: Janine
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janinilulu
Jan 10, 2017 7:49 PM CST
Orach/Atriplex?

pixiepixie
Jan 10, 2017 7:54 PM CST
And we have a winner!!

Orach it is: goo.gl/G4eRMd

Amazing, thank you Janine!
Exciting now I have find out where I should plant all these seeds :)
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Jan 10, 2017 8:13 PM CST
So they are in amaranthacae , and that's how an orach flower looks like. Thanks janinilulu, learns something new today. Smiling Thumbs up
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dave
Jan 10, 2017 8:41 PM CST

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