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I am needing an identification on this gem growing in Utah. I usually pull them up when they are little so I've never seen it grow this big.

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  • pretty sure there are no wild or feral Croton's kicking around utah... Have you ever let beets go to seed? maybe at the same time as chard? – Grady Player Jun 26 '18 at 15:16
  • as a followup... does it taste like spinach... I probably shouldn't recommend tasting unknown plants... but here we are... – Grady Player Jun 26 '18 at 15:17
  • kale or spinach? hmm. My first impression was maybe a deformed beet green (or chard, as Grady Player says) -- but it's not just on one leaf.... Those 3-fingered leaves are giving off an "inedible" vibe (at least to me.) Never personally seen Malabar spinach, but internet pictures have 1-part leaves. Very curious what this is. – Lorel C. Jul 20 '18 at 4:05
  • Do you know if there are/were peonies in that area? That plant sure looks like a young peony. Has it gotten taller since you originally posted? – Jurp Jul 20 '18 at 23:31
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i think its a malabar spinach?

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  • it's not, the leaves are too far from the stem, and too many leaves – black thumb Jul 20 '18 at 4:27
  • iiWqfie, welcome! I see you have taken the tour, but have you also checked our help center, especially How to Answer? Why do you think this is Malabar spinach? How can a future reader identify it? A good answer explains with a bit of detail instead of giving just a statement. Perhaps you would like to edit your post? – Stephie Jul 20 '18 at 20:39

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