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

Posted by Annasaurus 7a (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 19:43

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?

Thanks!

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


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

It looks like a weed to me.


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

Amaranthus - edible weed.


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

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!


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