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Plant ID - Can't remember what we planted!

 
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This plant is growing well, if only we can remember what it is! It doesn't smell like mint.
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I'm not laughing at you; I'm laughing with you. This is my biggest fear. "Wait... are these leaves edible? Man, what is this thing??"
 
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It looks a lot like goosefoot (a.k.a. lamb's quarters or Chenopodium album) to me.  Did you plant anything in that family there?  If not it may be goosefoot as it comes up all over the place when soil has been disturbed, such as in gardens, and is a good edible.  We like it sautéed better than spinach.
 
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I'm with greg on this, it's one of the goosefoots.. don't let it seed unless you want it everywhere one of the few good tasting wild greens in my opinion.
 
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Chris Watson wrote:I'm not laughing at you; I'm laughing with you. This is my biggest fear. "Wait... are these leaves edible? Man, what is this thing??"



Just taste a little bit Chris! :)  (To anyone that just got angry with me, Chris knows I'm joking....right Chris?  With caution and knowledge this isn't unsafe though.  You've got to know the bad and good players before trying.)

I have that problem with Alliums.  I know specifically what most of them are, but I do have some that I just forget what their name and therefore what their unique history was.  I guess that's not so bad as I know they're all edible, but it makes me just a tiny bit sad to not know their names when I share them.  I guess that's balanced out by seeing them and eating them making my happy.  Would an onion by any other name be less of a treat?
 
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Thank you everyone! Could it be Cyclachaena xanthifolia/burweed marsh elder/iva xanthifolia?
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Greg Martin wrote:Just taste a little bit Chris! :)  (To anyone that just got angry with me, Chris knows I'm joking....right Chris?  With caution and knowledge this isn't unsafe though.  You've got to know the bad and good players before trying.)



It's not me, it's the kids helping me in the garden.

Daughter: "Oh, Daddy! This one tastes good!"

Me: "Sweetheart, why are your eyes so bloodshot?"
 
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I am 137% sure it's lamb's quarters, but my mother is queen of the garden and she wants to be surer.
 
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Harmony, lamb's quarters have a light waxy powder on the bottom side of the leaves.  Flip over the new leaves to see it that's present.
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