Found growing in a roadside ditch in Harris County, TX.
Livid Amaranth, Amaranthus blitum ssp. oleraceus
Planted in garden with lots of other vegetable and fruit and herb plants. Fairview, TX community food pantry garden.
At Molly B's with Time
The Amaranthaceae, the Amaranth family, represent the most species-rich lineage within the flowering plant order of Caryophyllales. Now including the former goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), the extended family contains approximately 180 genera and 2,500 species.