I believe we'relooking at American Burnweed. One of its common names, pileweed, hints to its history as a folk remedy for hemorrhoids. I've never tried it, but supposedly you can blanch and eat it if you pick it young.
posted 3 years ago
Thanks for the replies. Ben, I believe you are correct. I did some looking into American Burnweed and I believe this is it.
no wonder he is so sad, he hasn't seen this tiny ad: