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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Purple Mystery Plant

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Chandra
Hobart, IN

September 21, 2001
11:58 PM

Post #14046

What the heck is it? Note it has several "spikes" (for lack of a better word - can't think of it) of flowers per plant and the stalks are very purple... BTW - it's driving me CRAZY so if anyone knows, I'll love you forever!!
They are 4 to 5 feet tall... btw...
: )

Chandra

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Linnea
Tilton, NH
(Zone 4a)

September 22, 2001
12:07 AM

Post #132105

It appears to be a type of amaranth
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2001
2:11 AM

Post #133874

Looks like an amaranthus to me. I didn't know what one I had and had to send pieces of the flower and seeds to IA State University for identification.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


September 25, 2001
12:25 PM

Post #134048

Okay, I'm a little confused - why are there two threads with the same photo? Here's the other one: http://davesgarden.com/showthread/103332.html

I replied to the other one, and my guess is Amaranthus cruentus. There's a photo of A. cruentus for comparison in my reply - hope that helps!

tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 25, 2001
12:27 PM

Post #134050

:0 I noticed they were the same picture too.

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