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It's really hard to tell. The leaves are silvery?It may be four-wing saltbush, a native plant that seems to grow after rains here. I only say that because the leaf color looks about right from the photo. I've never seen the root structure look quite like that but mine usually pops up in sandy silt and I don't get that view. (at first glance I thought it was a spider web!)Even if that isn't four wing saltbush, you probably have some. They used to have many uses. Fifth photo down here is what I'm thinking of. Here is an article that includes edible uses, though I have not tried.
The branch structure looks like amaranth ... specifically Amaranthus albus. AKA pigweed. I see a lot of it here in the central NM area.Cheers.
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