Pigweed:  Amaranthaceae (Amaranth)  Amaranthus - Species: unknown
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September 19, 2005 - Butterfield Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis

4 to 5 foot tall with flowering heads between branches and on top of the plant, alternate leaves,  flowers green to purplish.
There are many hybrids of this plant.  Western Pygmy Blue Butterflies nectar on this plant.

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