Plant ID forum: weed recognition question

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california (Zone 8b)
yoyoyo
Jan 11, 2018 5:18 PM CST
Does anyone know the name of this awful invasive weed? The seeds for its proliferation grow along its stem concurrent with the growth of the plant itself. Northern california.
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porkpal
Jan 11, 2018 5:29 PM CST
The way the seeds develop along the stem makes me think of Amaranth, Pigweed, but the leaves are different from our local type.
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sooby
Jan 11, 2018 6:34 PM CST
Welcome!

I reminds me of three-seeded mercury Acalypha rhomboidea, but I can't see the flowers clearly enough:

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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 11, 2018 6:42 PM CST
Does look like your plant?

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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 11, 2018 6:57 PM CST
Amaranth i agree with forsure.
california (Zone 8b)
yoyoyo
Jan 11, 2018 7:50 PM CST
porkpal said:The way the seeds develop along the stem makes me think of Amaranth, Pigweed, but the leaves are different from our local type.


That's the closest I've found, but its a different variant. Probably same family. Thank You!

california (Zone 8b)
yoyoyo
Jan 11, 2018 7:51 PM CST
there aren't any flowers, however.

california (Zone 8b)
yoyoyo
Jan 11, 2018 7:52 PM CST

Not really.
california (Zone 8b)
yoyoyo
Jan 11, 2018 7:56 PM CST
BotanicallyBaked said:Amaranth i agree with forsure.


I think it's closer to pigweed.
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DaisyI
Jan 12, 2018 12:11 AM CST
Amaranth and Pigweed are the same plant.
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janinilulu
Jan 12, 2018 8:35 AM CST
sooby said: Welcome!

I reminds me of three-seeded mercury Acalypha rhomboidea, but I can't see the flowers clearly enough:



I agree.

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