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Mar 21, 2018 2:00 PM CST
California
Hello all,

I need some help identifying this plant. I'm located in Southern California, and this is a weed that pops up all over the place.

It looks close to lambsquarters, but the leaves are more glossy and the veins seem to be more defined.

Any ideas? thank you!


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Mar 21, 2018 2:03 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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A type of Amaranth, I believe.
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Mar 21, 2018 2:55 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
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The ridged stem, petioles heavily grooved for entire length, and leaf venation all suggest it is not amaranth.

I'm not familiar with California plants, sorry. No idea what it is.
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Mar 21, 2018 3:25 PM CST
California
Yeah, I was leaning towards Chenopodium.
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Mar 21, 2018 3:42 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Lamb's Quarters, Chenopodium album, it sometimes more green than grey.
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Mar 22, 2018 12:18 PM CST
California
Most the images of Lamb's Quarters that I have seen are more hairy, softer looking. This is shiny/glossy, and the veins are more prominent.
Still Lamb's Quarters? I'm hoping it is, as I would like to start eating more wild edibles. Thank you for the help.
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Mar 22, 2018 2:19 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Check out Nettle-leaf Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale)
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