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    08 / 08 / 2014

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Came from a bale of hay and took over the horse pen


  • Lorrie Hughes Unregistered says:

    Thanks for the link. I’ll be sure to get rid of this plant and make sure the hay is safe

    August 20th, 2014 at 5:24pm

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    This link says,” Animals will usually avoid pigweed if there are better forages available.” Maybe your goats are just smart. Never-the-less you should read the link:

    August 13th, 2014 at 11:20pm

  • lorrie Registered says:

    I thought it might be amaranth but the goats an horse wont eat it.

    August 12th, 2014 at 2:22pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Personally, I’m a big fan of amaranth. Firstly, they attract all the cucumber bugs away from my garden crops… If the bugs are eating weeds… They’re not a problem…. Secondly, most amaranths get really large before blooming, which means large amounts of organic material to build up my soil with… Those deep roots open up routes to the deeper resources for the deliberately planted crops… Plus… Amaranth is supposed to be edible, both as a potherb, and as a grain. Hard to beat a plant that has so many benefits! You may have red root pigweed.

    August 11th, 2014 at 2:47pm

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    It looks like a weed I used to battle with in my garden. I would not call this one ornamental but some are. Related to the Amaranths of the Aztecs.

    August 9th, 2014 at 11:56pm

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