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? 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... 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

i think its a malabar spinach?

  • it's not, the leaves are too far from the stem, and too many leaves 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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