TheODDpepper
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Identity Crisis

Hi i started some bell peppers and Chili peppers (new mexican chili) awhile back and everything is growing great , i decided to transplant them in my raised garden bed, i cannot figure out what this is,(it looked just like the rest of the pepper sprouts so i transplanted it in the row) it has VERY sharp thorns was a sprout in the Chili peppers (organic compost) but i never seen one like this can someone help identify please.. i had a few weird plants in my compost i have taken out, any help would be GREAT :)
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TheODDpepper
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Re: Identity Crisis

Here is a better view

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i have researched and haven't found ANYTHING similar..

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Re: Identity Crisis

It looks like pigweed/amaranth but they usually don't have thorns so I searched for "pigweed with thorns" and -- well, whaddaya know!? -- there *is* something called "Spiney Amaranth" or "Thorny Pigweed"

...probably a stray weedseed sprouted.

Here's a link to a ref article (I didn't read it but it's at UFL.edu so it should be relevant)
:arrow: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag292
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Re: Identity Crisis

You are AWESOME Thank you so Much! :)

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