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  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 16 / 2016

  • Season Photo Was Taken


  • Region Photo Was Taken


  • City

    Ann Arbor

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  • Posted by

    Annie Mall


My daughter started a mini garden this summer and cannot identify two of the plants she planted. We are almost certain these two plants were started from seeds. She is not sure what she planted in this bed, and they are growing like crazy. We hope they are not weeds, as they are right next to green peppers. Please help.


  • Jim Unregistered says:

    The first is lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album). The second may be a species of Amaranth (perhaps a common one in Georgia called ‘pigweed’). If I’m right on the second, it happens that both are edible potherbs, despite being common ‘weeds’. Some species of amaranth are cultivated for their seeds. Well, actually, the same is true of Chenopodium, one species of which produces quinoa.

    July 19th, 2016 at 4:24pm

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