Definitely a pigweed....Amaranth. The greens are edible cooked (in moderate amounts especially in rich soils as it can accumulate nitrate), and so are the tiny seeds if you can manage to gather enough of them. It's an indicator of, yes, compacted, but also relatively fertile soils....
Alder Burns (adiantum)
Location: Burkburnett, TX Zone 7b
posted 6 years ago
Thanks alder. It kind of looked edible. I hoped this soil would be somewhat fertile. But I don't know if it is because of all the industrial fertilizer used around this area or if it is fertile naturally.