jlcarey1
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Is this Amaranth?

This was planted randomly by my old neighbor because he thought it was pretty...so I'm wondering if I should snag some seed from this and grow yself to use as another sourceof food?
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bangstrom
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Yes, that is red amaranth. Scatter a few seeds on the ground in the spring and it grows like a weed. It is a close relative of the common pig weed.

jlcarey1
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Thank you bangstrom! I'm always looking for more wild edible plantsfor my own sepf-sufficiency. I will have to read more into using they Amaranth for food. Thanks!

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