This is amaranth in cultivation in Greece, where it is called βλήτα (vlíta) and harvested for its leaves, which are boiled and eaten as a summer salad.
The second image shows the plant coming into flower. When allowed to set seed, it produces amaranth grain, increasingly in use by those avoiding wheat. As a flour, it has makes a delightfully crunchy coating for fried foods I recommend even to wheat eaters.

@mugwort And it can be popped like popcorn! Really, really tiny popcorn.

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