Asked on Jul 25, 2013

What is this plant?

Tawanda RayDiana KileyDouglas Hunt


This plant is a volunteer that I thought was Celosia, but it's way too tall and hasn't bloomed, so I might just be growing a weed. In addition to this one, I have another that's probably 3 feet tall and everything on it is larger, but otherwise the same.
what looks like it should be flowers, but no flowers
broader view of the plant
4 answers
  • Donna J
    on Jul 26, 2013

    @Jeanne this looks like jamaican callaloo bush. It's leaves can be cooked just like spinach. The flower to the top has many seeds and will spread quickly. Before the summer is over you might have a field of them. Get confirmation before you try it for dinner.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 26, 2013

    Possibly a type of amaranth?

  • Diana Kiley
    on Jul 27, 2013

    this looks like careless weed to me! Farmers fight it all the time in my neck of the woods (NM)

  • Tawanda Ray
    on Jul 27, 2013

    I think this is wild amaranth.

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