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What is this plant?

I found this plant growing in a pot where I originally had sewn hot cayenne pepper with no success, and then sewed sweet peppers. This plant has appeared that I can't identify in my books. I've since weeded it out but am still interested to learn what it is in case I see a return.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,669
    I get masses of the stuff in my veg/fruit beds.
    I'm not sure what it is but I try and pull it up before flowering
    For some reason Fat Hen comes to mind
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,876
    The way it is growing, I'm thinking it could be a young Lycium Barbarum, Chinese Boxthorn.
  • Novice2020Novice2020 Posts: 16
    Pete.8 said:
    I get masses of the stuff in my veg/fruit beds.
    I'm not sure what it is but I try and pull it up before flowering
    For some reason Fat Hen comes to mind
    Thank you. I did a search on the internet and the leaves look identical to fat hen (aka lamb's quarters or goosefoot, Chenopodium album) with the minute white speckling. 
  • Novice2020Novice2020 Posts: 16
    The way it is growing, I'm thinking it could be a young Lycium Barbarum, Chinese Boxthorn.
    Thank you but it has turned out to be fat hen. Definitely a weed.
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