Is this Plant edible

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Mr. Biggs, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Mr. Biggs

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    This plant grows in my garden every year and I toss it out as a weed. Can anyone identify this plant and if it is edible?????

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi there,

    This is redroot pigweed, Amaranthus retroflexus. I doubt that it's edible, though other members of its family are: 'Bright Lights' Swiss chard and quinoa. Here's more information courtesy of Virginia Tech's Weed ID Guide.
     

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