Solved Weed or plant?

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  1. MelanieJF

    MelanieJF Apprentice Gardener

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    please could someone help me identify this monstrous thing amidst my wild flowers?

    I’ve been nurturing it buts it’s probably just a very happy weed!!

    Thank you so much in advance!

    Melanie
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  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Looks a bit like Amaranthus to me.
    Leave it and see what it does.
     
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      Not sure but could it be Ricin?
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Definitely not Ricinus @zilly , castor oil plant.:biggrin:
       
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        Woops :hapydancsmil:
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          That word just scares people off,:biggrin:
           
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          Looks like Amaranthus Tricolor. It's used as a vegetable in Asia, either cooked like cabbage or raw in salads.

          I'm not advising you eat it unless you can get it positively identified.
           
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          • MelanieJF

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            Thank you so much for your help!! It’s been bugging me for ages. I moved into this house in January so have no idea what’s planted in the garden!
             
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              It's not planted as such, it has self seeded from plants that were grown in previous years.
               
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