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Dried flower head

Greenville, SC(Zone 7a)

I found this in a guy garden who usually has interesting plants. The head has small spikes in it that kind of hurt when I picked it up. It has tiny black seeds like celosia seeds. So I think it's a type of celosia but it was fairly large. The dead plant came up to my hip, so like 3 feet high. Any help would be great

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Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

not sure…maybe dock?

Greenville, SC(Zone 7a)

checked out picture of dock and I don't think its that. The seed capsules are much smaller

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

I think an amaranth seed head could be spiky when dry, and would have tiny seeds.

Greenville, SC(Zone 7a)

I also thought that that too. But I'm trying to think of amaranth with black black seed. Because the seeds look just like yellow amaranth seeds but just black

Adelaide, Australia(Zone 10a)

Love-lies-bleeding (Amarathus caudatus) has black seeds:

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