Return to the Name That Plant Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Weed or Vegetable Plant?

Posted by KelMotes 7 (My Page) on
Thu, May 22, 14 at 20:04

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

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

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

Not a vegetable

Not a vegetable?

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

RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

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

RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

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

RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

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 ...


RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

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

RE: Weed or Vegetable Plant?

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Name That Plant Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here