Mystery plant is growing in my lavender pot! Weed or flower?

Storm 7aJuly 21, 2014

This plant has suddenly began growing in my lavender container outside on my balcony. What is it? Should I pull and dispose of it (if a weed) or just move it to its own pot to continue to grow?
FYI: the lavender is situated in the middle 2 potted geraniums (Martha washingtons) - one on either side of it. A container-bound camellia is also on my balcony a few feet away.

Tl;dr: Can you identify the plant that arrived uninvited, and is it a weed, or is it something worth possibly saving?


This post was edited by Annasaurus on Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 19:52

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zzackey(8b GA)

It looks like a weed to me.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:48PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Amaranthus - edible weed.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:00PM
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Storm 7a

Darn, I was half hoping maybe a seed from the beautiful crate myrtle that's blossoming below our apartment balcony had somehow made its way up here. Aw well. Thanks for your help, guys!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 3:30PM
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