Plant ID forum: I know I know this plant... -- Amaranthus hybridus

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Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
Region: West Virginia
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starbookworm
Oct 10, 2018 3:29 PM CST
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... but I'm having a total brain freeze. Whistling I just thinned out my very successful T. pratense patch that was absolutely choking itself, and this little fellow sprang up with a vengeance. I just know I'm gonna smack my forehead when this is identified.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 10, 2018 3:50 PM CST
Yes you will. Its a Persicaria.
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Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
Region: West Virginia
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starbookworm
Oct 10, 2018 4:29 PM CST
That would have done it, as it sits next to my Polygonum pensylvanicum, but it doesn't have the typical knots in the stem. Plus the inflorescence are quite hairy. There are also stipular spines I tried to capture in the third photo under some more of the hairy inflorescence.

I just went out and sniffed it (probably frightening my neighbors Hilarious! ). It has zero smell, even when I crushed a leaf.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Oct 10, 2018 5:46 PM CST
I thought it looked like pigweed.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 10, 2018 7:27 PM CST
The 'give away' is the spots on the leaves.
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Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
Region: West Virginia
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starbookworm
Oct 10, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Pigweed (specifically Amaranthus hybridus) D'Oh! Just pulled a bunch out of the neighbor's flower bed. I knew I knew it. I hope helping next door didn't doom me to a bed full. Thumbs down
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Oct 11, 2018 9:58 PM CST
looks like Amaranthus spinosus, the spiny pigweed in my area. they do have variable spot that resemble chevron sign, sme time also all reddish leaves.

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