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Aaron Festa
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Texture is similar to purslane. We are still in late winter in CT but this entire plant is bright green. I found in the garden where amaranth has been growing past couple of years. Interested in knowing what family this belongs to. Please see pic.
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Ben Johansen
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It could be purslane, but with depleted food stores in the leaf tissue, the inter- node length is diminished, and leaves grow closer together. If it has white sap, though, don't eat it- its probably spurge. Otherwise, it looks like purslane. Did you try eating a tiny bit to see if its got that sweet n sour purslane tang?
 
Ben Johansen
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Ooh! Or it could be cleavers! I'd say try a tiny bit, and if it tastes really chlorophyll-y and green, it could be cleavers. If astringent and tart, purslane.
 
David Livingston
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Looks like clevers aka goose grass to me
Is it sticky to your clothes ?

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Judy Bowman
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I agree - cleavers.
 
Rue Barbie
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In my part of the world it's called bedstraw - a species of Galium.
 
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