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grows like a weed; probably is one

Posted by baco none (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 8, 14 at 14:10

This appeared about three months ago in a square foot garden box. It is about 42 inches tall and 2-3 ft in diameter. The leaves are 5 x 1 and 7/8 in. velvety, ribbed, with a light green underside and red stem. The taste is similar to spinach or romaine (not pungent). The plant's stalk is smooth and brown. No flowers are visible yet. Is this an Ohio variety of butterfly bush?


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RE: grows like a weed; probably is one

  • Posted by baco none (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 8, 14 at 14:17

This is a shot of the full plant.


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RE: grows like a weed; probably is one

Compare to pictures of Impatiens balsamina.


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RE: grows like a weed; probably is one

I think I'd go with an Amaranthus sp.


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RE: grows like a weed; probably is one

Pigweed?


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RE: grows like a weed; probably is one

Pigweed would be an Amaranthus.


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