Flowering 6 foot bush

margeismom(7)August 26, 2014

This came out of a neighbors yard but she didn't know what it is called. This view is of the end of a branch. Will post another view.

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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Hopefully with flowers...this is post-flowers I think.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 4:31PM
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esh_ga

Link to other picture.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to other picture

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 9:09PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Is it truly a bush or perhaps a large "weed?" I mean, does it come back every year or did it spout up new this year?

If large weed, it kind of reminds me of epazote but I don't think it is that. But perhaps something else in the same family?

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: Wikipedia - Amaranthaceae

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 11:32AM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

It looks a lot like epazote to me--a weed or a weed used as a Mexican cooking herb.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 3:08PM
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margeismom(7)

Close up of buds.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 3:17PM
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margeismom(7)

Thanks Gyr Falcon. You got it!

AKA Mexican Tea, Wormseed and many more. Seems it can cure just about anything. Expels worms, increases breast milk, mildly laxative, promotes menstruation, kills bacteria, stimulates digestion, prevents ulcers, calms nerves, repels insects mildly sedative, heals wounds and kills cancer cells. WOW....maybe I'll go make myself a cup of tea!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 3:53PM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Hmm,maybe I need some of your weed :)

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 10:08PM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

Keep in mind that eating too much of this plant is not a good thing--it can make you ill. I also see now that fatamorgana also suggested the resemblance in an earlier post.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:13PM
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margeismom(7)

Yes, I read fatamorgana's post. This has tree/shrub like hard wood main stalks and branches unlike a weed. For a Southern weed it's growing real good in the Garden State!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 1:05PM
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