Plant ID forum: What kind of plant is this? Is it poisonous?

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Sarasota, FL
Sep 19, 2017 10:58 PM CST
Found in Florida, gave me a nasty rash on my ankle
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Name: Tofi
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Sep 20, 2017 2:39 AM CST
Amaranthus sp, pigweed. I can't tell the species, but we hope other could pinpoint the exact species. Amaranthus is not natives to my country, but most of all growing here are edible both cultivated or the wild ones, although there are few wild ones that are very spiny and bitter render it inedible. and I don't think they are poisonous at all.
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Sep 20, 2017 6:15 AM CST
I agree, Amaranthus of some sort but I don't know which one ... Florida has a few.
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Sep 21, 2017 12:33 PM CST
Agree with the ID, but never heard of Amaranthus plants causing any kind of dermatitis. I would be more suspicious of the grassy Tradescantia (spiderwort) plahnts that are known to have irritating alkaloids. The sap from inside of any kind of Tradescantia will cause a rash on my skin that is nearly identical to poison ivy.
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