Plant ID forum: What could this be?

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 29, 2018 9:07 AM CST
I'm not sure what this is. I first got exciting thinking its Sassafras but the stem looks softer, more like a plant than a tree. It's growing in a bed of garlic. Hoping it's something good for a change but also may need to be removed?

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Mar 29, 2018 9:35 AM CST
Possibly Giant Ragweed.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 29, 2018 9:46 AM CST
Ragweek was my first thought too ... I've been finding common ragweed here in my Florida yard the past month. As porkpal suggested, yours may be seedlings of Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 29, 2018 10:24 AM CST
Yikes, I don't want that in my garlic bed! Thank you both, I'll go check further. Thumbs up

Here's a couple more pictures I tried to take just a few minutes ago. The lighting isn't good right now but I tried. After looking closer I was thinking it might really be sassafras.

Off to look at giant ragweed images...

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 29, 2018 10:28 AM CST
From these last three photos, those could very well be seedlings of Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) Check out some of these images of Sassafras seedlings: https://www.bing.com/images/se...
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Mar 29, 2018 4:48 PM CST
Sassafrass has alternate leaves. Your seeding is opposite.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 29, 2018 5:08 PM CST
Thank you Rick.

I was looking at the pictures earlier and I can see that the stem looks like it might have ridges and the leaves have some serration, which would not be sassafras. I'm thinking it must be something I've seen before, maybe some kind of amaranth?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 29, 2018 5:15 PM CST
Good eye, Rick. My eyes saw those leaves as alternate but my eyes deceive me all the time! Green Grin!
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 29, 2018 5:31 PM CST
I know what you mean Lin, my eyes just cannot see as well as they used to! I'm still looking.

I may just pull it up because it's probably a weed by definition, a plant growing where its not wanted!
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 30, 2018 9:04 AM CST
After looking at some old pictures I have of Giant Ragweed, that must be what this is!

See the bottom leaves? They sure look like the one in question. And the more I look, the more I'm sure. I'm going to consider this one solved.

Thank you all for your help.

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 30, 2018 9:04 AM CST
I should add this picture to our database. Thumbs up
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