Found this 3-4 inch plant in my flower bed. Is it something or just a weed?
could it be Pokeweed?
Probably an Amaranthus.
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Yea...Pokeweed seedlings don't generally have that appearance.
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.)
This little guy is not photogenic, LOL
This is a little better photo of him.
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.
I have never planted any in my beds.
Not sure about the neighbors?
An Alternanthera maybe
Just thought I would let you know it is a Celosia.
It started growing a red fizzy bloom.
yes is celiosa!!!