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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #780 on: August 09, 2021, 09:24 »
Thanks, AKA Lords and Ladies and according to the RHS website should not flower until Autumn which aligns with the thread on the chat board that is say it feels like Autumn.

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #781 on: September 04, 2022, 09:29 »
Not sure if this is a weed or not - no others appear to be growing nearby and have a nagging memory of seeing something similar with red tipped leaves that was some form of  Asian or Caribbean greens?

Anyone recognise it?
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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #782 on: September 04, 2022, 13:10 »
I have heard of something called callaloo, which is related to the amaranth plant, but I've no real idea if this is what the picture shows.  I'm sure someone on this site will be able to enlighten you.

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #783 on: September 04, 2022, 14:15 »
The leaves remind me a bit of Thorn Apple (aka Datura) do check it out because if it is that it's a poisonous plant..
Hopefully I'm wrong.

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #784 on: September 04, 2022, 22:22 »
Red Goosefoot.

Iíll try to find some info.

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #786 on: September 07, 2022, 07:59 »
Thank you Lesley & Aunty - I think red goosefoot most likely from the way flower buds are forming, but IĎll heed Lesleyís warning and wait for the flowers to come out to be sure. 

From what Iíve now read about goosefoot, like other greens once it bolts the leaves turn bitter so it wonít be a useful leaf crop now, if thatís what it is.  I got excited that the seeds can be harvested as wild quinoa, but the difficult extraction process hardly seems worthwhile.  Interestingly the seeds are also said to contain a lot of saponins though, so if it turns out to be this maybe a home made soap or cleanser might be possible  :)

Thank you again for responding.

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #787 on: October 22, 2022, 19:52 »
Itís groundsel - Senecio vulgaris if you want the proper name and yes it self seeds everywhere.  Very prone to rust as you say.



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