Tasted one of the unfamiliar amaranth leaves today: typical amaranthus flavor with a little more saltiness and bitterness than usual.
Also tried one of the leaves of that unknown plant with the thick stems and large, semisucculent leaves. Tastes a little like cabbage, so perhaps it's in the cruciferae family. Still probably won't know for sure until I find one with flowers. But I'm encouraged as to its edibility. Perhaps tomorrow I'll eat a leaf instead of chewing it and spitting it out, then give it the full edibility test later.
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