Plant ID forum: A "weed"?

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prbiskit
Mar 21, 2018 2:00 PM CST
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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porkpal
Mar 21, 2018 2:03 PM CST
A type of Amaranth, I believe.
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Leftwood
Mar 21, 2018 2:55 PM CST
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.

California
prbiskit
Mar 21, 2018 3:25 PM CST
Yeah, I was leaning towards Chenopodium.
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DaisyI
Mar 21, 2018 3:42 PM CST
Lamb's Quarters, Chenopodium album, it sometimes more green than grey.
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California
prbiskit
Mar 22, 2018 12:18 PM CST
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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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2018 2:19 PM CST
Check out Nettle-leaf Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale)
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