Red stem plant?

plant-momAugust 21, 2007

Found this 3-4 inch plant in my flower bed. Is it something or just a weed?

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plant-mom

could it be Pokeweed?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2007 at 5:56PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Probably an Amaranthus.

HTH
chris

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 21, 2007 at 6:07PM
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webkat5(Z6a MO)

Yea...Pokeweed seedlings don't generally have that appearance.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2007 at 12:20AM
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genie_wilde

It does look like a red-stemmed amaranthus seedling to me, but the color in the pic is kind of washed out, so it's hard to tell for sure.

If it's a red-stemmed amaranthus, it will soon develop a feathery read cluster of blossoms, very similar to a celosia. (It's in the same family.)

    Bookmark   August 22, 2007 at 12:51AM
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plant-mom

This little guy is not photogenic, LOL
This is a little better photo of him.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2007 at 1:20PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

It does resemble a Celosia, have you had them growing
in or near your garden before? Perhaps a neighbor's garden.
They can reseed from year to year.
HTH
Chris

    Bookmark   August 22, 2007 at 1:36PM
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plant-mom

I have never planted any in my beds.
Not sure about the neighbors?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2007 at 2:08PM
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Liatris(FraserCoast,Qld)

An Alternanthera maybe

    Bookmark   August 23, 2007 at 4:53PM
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plant-mom

Just thought I would let you know it is a Celosia.
It started growing a red fizzy bloom.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2007 at 11:59PM
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raytjk

yes is celiosa!!!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 9:56PM
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