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sergiopt
Porto
Portugal

December 29, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9369626

Can someone help pls?
Thanks a lot!
Sergio

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

December 29, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9369739

I am not sure of the ID of your plant. Perhaps a closer view of the flower and leaves would help. But I did find some neat links to wildflowers of Portugal that may be of use for an ID.

http://www.first-nature.com/flowers/sites-algarve1.php

http://www.pbase.com/valterj/wild_flowers_ii&page=all
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

December 29, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9369743

A pigweed of some kind, Amaranthus sp..
sergiopt
Porto
Portugal

December 29, 2012
8:26 AM

Post #9369768

Thanks a lot Themoonhowl and Altagardener.
Here are closeups of the leaves and flower.
Hope anyone can help ID this.
Thanks a lot!
Sergio

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

December 29, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9369781

I agree with Altagardener, a species of Amaranthus...this link has a list at the bottom of the page for species found in Portugal.

http://www.cabi.org/isc/Default.aspx?site=144&page=2540&LoadModule11=CABISEARCHRESULTS&LoadAction=LoadAbstract&term=do:"Lazaroa"&AbstractSearchTerm=do:"Lazaroa"&query=do:"Lazaroa"&AbstractID=19901611761

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


December 29, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9369865

To me, it looks like a Pokeweed (Phytolacca)
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

December 29, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9369870

That was my other thought, and from the look of the flower, I think you're right, growin.

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