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Jim F 06-23-2014 07:23 AM

Is this a weed?
 
It popped up in a friend's garden in Arkansas.

Jim F 06-23-2014 04:00 PM

Sorry, there was supposed to be a picture attached to this. Now the pic is gone so disregard.

Jim F 06-24-2014 12:01 AM

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Found it.

Maintenance 6 06-25-2014 08:16 AM

Yeah. I get them in my yard and flower beds in Pennsylvania. I think it's called a Pigweed.

Tubafore 06-25-2014 08:53 AM

It's a weed if you don't want it. There is no other technical distinction between a weed and any other plant.

mnp13 06-25-2014 12:41 PM

Easy, foolproof test: Pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it's a plant. Probably an expensive one. If it stays firmly in the ground and refuses to come up without digging it's a weed.

Paul808 06-25-2014 02:01 PM

It does look like Pigweed and if it is that isn't a 100% bad thing. "This wild edible can be a beneficial weed as well as a companion plant serving as a trap for leaf miners and some other pests; also, it tends to shelter ground beetles (which prey upon insect pests) and breaks up hard soil for more delicate neighbouring plants. Because of its valuable nutrition, some farmers grow amaranth today."

gnikyerffej1 07-12-2014 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by mnp13 (Post 1368289)
Easy, foolproof test: Pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it's a plant. Probably an expensive one. If it stays firmly in the ground and refuses to come up without digging it's a weed.

That seems like a silly test.

de-nagorg 07-12-2014 04:07 PM

That is the point, it was a jest.

And if you have to ask if it is a weed, it is.

ED

Marqed97 07-12-2014 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by mnp13
Easy, foolproof test: Pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it's a plant. Probably an expensive one. If it stays firmly in the ground and refuses to come up without digging it's a weed.

Absolutely, completely, totally correct. Love it.

In my case, if it's in the garden and thriving, it's definitely a weed.

Fix'n it 07-13-2014 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by mnp13 (Post 1368289)
Easy, foolproof test: Pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it's a plant. Probably an expensive one. If it stays firmly in the ground and refuses to come up without digging it's a weed.

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Originally Posted by Marqed97 (Post 1374984)
In my case, if it's in the garden and thriving, it's definitely a weed.

:laughing: :yes:

noquacks 07-13-2014 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by mnp13 (Post 1368289)
Easy, foolproof test: Pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it's a plant. Probably an expensive one. If it stays firmly in the ground and refuses to come up without digging it's a weed.

Really? Uh- I have many "weeds" that pull out easily. Where did you come up with that "rule"?

Also, "its a plant", as in if its not, its well, an animal? A fungus? A So only plants come out easily?

chrisn 07-14-2014 02:56 AM

there was just a touch of sarcasm involved here, come on man

mnp13 07-14-2014 12:40 PM

Wow... it's amazing how many people don't understand a joke....


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