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Mystery plant from London brownfield site

Observed: 26th June 2013 By: markgtelfermarkgtelfer’s reputation in Plants
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Really stumped by this. Flowers in back-to-back pairs with 5 tepals and a single bract (of similar appearance to the tepals) beneath the pair.
Just intrigued to know what it is and frustrated not to be able to work it out. Have tried to key it in Stace III's Amaranthaceae key but didn't get a sensible answer, which makes me think I've guessed the family wrong.

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Species with which Beet (Beta sp) interacts


markgtelfer's picture

not Weld

Thanks Rose, it does have a Weld jizz to it but Weld has all leaves lanceolate and flowers with 4 petals and 4 sepals.

lavateraguy's picture

Spinach beet?

It looks rather like the straggly volunteer seedlings of spinach beet that I had last year.