Win a copy of Permaculture Design Companion this week in the Permaculture Design forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

Help with ID

 
Posts: 152
Location: Connecticut
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I wanted to identify the purplish plant with alternating leaves. I tried to track this last year and if I remember correctly it doesn't stay purple and becomes shrub/tree like rather than flowering plant. Right now its next to rhubarb under an apple tree. Ultimately wondering if it should stay or go.
WIN_20150516_154605.JPG
[Thumbnail for WIN_20150516_154605.JPG]
 
Posts: 67
Location: Queensland Australia
3
forest garden hunting bee
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Looks Amaranth-y though no real idea.
 
gardener & author
Posts: 1675
Location: Ladakh, Indian Himalayas at 10,500 feet, zone 5
264
trees food preservation solar greening the desert
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I also thought it looks a bit like the ornamental-gone-weedy red amaranth that grows around here, But amaranth is, I think, opposite, not alternating. And ours has slightly rounder leaves whereas yours is more pointy.
 
Space pants. Tiny ad:
September-October Homestead Skills Jamboree 2019
https://permies.com/wiki/118704/permaculture-projects/September-October-Homestead-Skills-Jamboree
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!