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Old 06-23-2014, 07:23 AM   #1
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It popped up in a friend's garden in Arkansas.

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Old 06-23-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:01 AM   #3
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Yeah. I get them in my yard and flower beds in Pennsylvania. I think it's called a Pigweed.
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It's a weed if you don't want it. There is no other technical distinction between a weed and any other plant.
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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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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."
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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.
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That is the point, it was a jest.

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

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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.
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In my case, if it's in the garden and thriving, it's definitely a weed.
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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?
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there was just a touch of sarcasm involved here, come on man
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Wow... it's amazing how many people don't understand a joke....

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