Strange plant ID

WeightedAbyss75

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!Hola! Over the last few days, I saw this strange looking plant. It is planted in my apartment complex's dirt areas. I don't have much info to go on though, just figured that it is unique enough for somebody to know ;) I live in Indiana, but I have no idea if it's a native plant. It has speckled yellow-light green leaves and a cherry-red stem. Seems to be doing well, as they same type of plant seems to have taken root next to it or from it. It had a few ants on it too, if that helps. Apparently, my complex doesn't know what it is either. Said they couldn't care less whether it is there, so I thought I might take the small one and pot it. Just want any thoughts on how to care for it, sorry but I am a super noob to plants :D Here are some pics:
 

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The Snark

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Possibly in the Amaranth, Amaranthaceae family. Maybe a version of Pigweed.
 

schmiggle

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Hate to say it, but it looks fairly non-descript to me. The only real information I can go off of is the red stem. If you get a picture of the flowers that will help a lot, but I suppose that probably won't be for several months...
 

The Snark

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Which reminds me we have several red stemmed annuals here I have no clue as to the identity of. I need to pay attention and get pics during the flowering state.
 

WeightedAbyss75

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Hate to say it, but it looks fairly non-descript to me. The only real information I can go off of is the red stem. If you get a picture of the flowers that will help a lot, but I suppose that probably won't be for several months...
Yeah, probably will be a while. Especially when I have no idea if the plant will even last the winter :( Probably will just uproot it and try to care for it. Hopefully it will do well :D
 

Johnny Q

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It looks like a sapling. Maybe it's a clone of the tree next to it? I bet if you try to dig it up its going to be attached to big root.
 

Galapoheros

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It looks like the tree grew a sucker to me also, kind of looks like a little pair tree.
 
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