Reddish Green Leafy Plant in Community Garden Path

Asked July 22, 2016, 8:10 PM EDT

Hi,

To my surprise, I found 4 of these growing in the gravel pathway in my community garden. I plucked them up hoping to save them from being crushed. Is it edible? The only item near this color in the communty garden is amaranth. Almost all of the items in the garden are edible.

Thank you,
Kalysta

Solano County California gardening edible plants horticulture

1 Response

This looks like a type of pigweed, or amaranth. Without 100% confirmation, I'm not sure that it's edible - does it seem to match the younger amaranth plants you're growing? It can get weedy and spread little plants all over!