Posted by: notsofancynancy | October 23, 2012

What is it?

What is this plant?

My Bff in Colorado grew this interesting plant. The problem was she did not plant it. Can you identify it?

Unidentified Plant

What the heck is it?

Update 4:00 pm-the plant is an Amaranthus Caudatus or Love-lies-bleeding. The seeds and leaves are edible. Thanks to my dear friend David for the answer!

(Read more here)


  1. ‘s creepy, that’s what it is.

  2. Well, it’s purple… or is it pink?

    • Pink

      • I see.. well it is unusual. I looked online, but haven’t found it yet. If I find something I’ll let you know.

      • Thanks!

  3. You can try here

  4. Whatever it is, she should market it at Haloween – she’d make a killing πŸ˜‰

  5. Looks like a Purple Pokeberry … I had a lot of them growing around my grape arbor in North Carolina when I lived there … when they flower they look just like this. It’s a possibility but if so …. pull pull pull and stomp it out with Round-Up because once established it is nearly impossible to get rid of.

    • I checked out pictures of the poke berry and it never had any kind of berries on it. But thanks!

  6. Beschorneria yuccoides? It’s native to Mexico so it could have blown north… I don’t know. The blooms look a little like wisteria. What does the base of the plant look like?

    • It did not have any kind of green spiky leaves. All I could see was what you see because of all the flowers surrounding it, but there was nothing spiky in there. It almost looked like that bird seed that you buy from the store that is on a stem.

  7. Seriously, what the heck is that?

  8. If she didn’t plant it and it grew it a weed. Remember if you plant it and it dies THEN its a plant.

  9. It looks like a Dr. Seuss book come to life!

  10. I’m hoping it’s not a weed! I like it. It looks like it belongs on another planet though… You don’t say if you like it or not..!?!

    • I love unusual so I love it!

      • Oh good… I do too…! If I should find out what it is, I’ll be happy to let you know… Here’s hoping…!

      • Thanks!

  11. it is a whistling moderator–it stops fights between presidential candidates and the Conservative and NDPs in Canada

  12. Love lies bleeding also called amaranthus……I married a Doctor showed him the picture and there are your answers.

  13. No one mentioned the best flower of all…our flag! πŸ™‚

  14. wow thats a nice tassel flower is your friend going to boil it and add some color to some casserole or soup or something

    • lol I hope so after all we went through to find out what the heck it was!

  15. Looks like an old standard, ‘Love Lies Bleeding’…sounds gruesome but you’ll find it in many old time gardens.

  16. I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. Ever!

    • Me either but it sure is pretty in person.

  17. Have you tried eating it yet?

  18. I love it! Very intriguing! πŸ™‚

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