Weed or Vegetable Plant?

KelMotes(7)May 22, 2014

Found this growing back by my garden. Not sure if its a weed or possible vegetable plant?

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esh_ga

Looke like pokeweed. Not a vegetable. But it is a plant.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 9:26PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Not a vegetable?

Here is a link that might be useful: Some would disagree.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 9:28PM
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Slimy_Okra(2b)

^Well, lambsquarters' is much more benign to eat and most would still refer to it as a weed, not a commonly consumed vegetable :)

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 9:34PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Not in zone 2b perhaps, but in zone 8 it is. Lambsquarters' hates the heat so we use what we can get.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 9:56PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

pokeweed is poisonous ...

it can be eaten.. but there are VERY PRECISE timing and preparation requirements ..

and the birds will sow a couple million more for you.. if you let it go to seed

you will need to dig out the entire horseradish type root .. or it will come back.. if this is its second season.. you will NOT pull it out ... even RUp will not kill it the first time ... if aged ...

ken

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 8:29AM
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TulsaRose, Tulsa OK(7a)

I can't help but notice the foliage isn't typical to my Pokeweed which I assume is Phytolacca americana.

This post was edited by tulsarose on Fri, May 23, 14 at 12:00

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 11:58AM
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esh_ga

Might have gotten hit with herbicide early and that deformed the leaves.

And yes saltcedar is right that some people new eat parts of it ... very carefully.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 1:02PM
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