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Plant ID - Pink and green leaf

 
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My boyfriend started some seeds but didn't label anything so now I don't know what growing in my window boxes. I'm a little embarrassed because it clearly came from a seed packet but it's also obviously something I haven't grown before because I have no idea what it is. Any ideas?

link to photo (couldn't figure out how to imbed.)
http://fromsowingtosalad.tumblr.com/image/53714459074
 
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It looks to me like lamb's quarters. It also looks like you used soil from outside - if that's so, the seeds were probably already there when you used it for the seeds.
 
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or maybe an amaranth?
 
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Same family then amaranth and lamb quarters, most likely red orach. Should be even easier to identify when it flowers...

 
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Looks like a lambsquarters to me. Maybe even the magenta variety!
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