Unidentified plant

Asked June 14, 2017, 6:55 PM EDT

I'm wondering what this weed is that has taken over my garden. The stems and undersides of some leaves are red and it is really evenly dispersed.

Queen Anne's County Maryland

1 Response

This is Powell amaranth, a type of pigweed. They are annuals. Looks like one escaped your eye last year or came in on soil or mulch.
Pull or cut and smother. A few layers of newspaper, covered by straw or mulch should do it.

ECN