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Help identifying

Posted by gardenrook none (My Page) on
Wed, May 14, 14 at 23:13

I planted several vegetables in a raised garden and need help figuring out if this is a plant or weed? I planted a few bell pepper plants, and some seeds from a store bought bell pepper. These plants in the picture have sprouted like crazy, mostly in the row i planted the seeds, but also a few in other places. Is this a weed or not?


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RE: Help identifying

My first thought was it looks like a pepper plant :)


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looks like some kind of amaranth.


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Upon closer inspection the leaf pattern is different than a pepper plants. :/


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I think it is NOT a common weed. But not pepper or tomato. Amaranth could be a possibility. They are fast growing.
Interesting to keep it a while until you know what it is.


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Pull one up and see if it has pink roots. That would make it a red rooted pigweed, which is a wild amaranth. Weed with redeeming qualities.


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Pigweed.


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