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plant ID

Posted by Renwa none (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 17, 13 at 0:34

any ideas?

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RE: plant ID

And where/ when was this pic taken?

Bye, Lin

RE: plant ID

Pokeweed! A whole slew of pokeweed, in fact. Phytolacca americana.

You will either love it or hate it.

To kill it, you must remove the entire root. Or pour boiling water on the cut root. Or drip Roundup concentrate on the cut root.

Birds love the purple berries; they will eat them and poop the seeds under a branch or fence (kind of where yours are growing).

Each of the berries contains 8-10 seeds, and they will all sprout.

The leaves and young shoots, harvested at the right time and prepared correctly, make a nice boiled vegetable. (A statement guaranteed to start a debate.)

Otherwise, the various parts of the plant are poisonous to one degree or another -- which may or may not bother you.

Good heavens. Pokeweed a week before Christmas. Who knew?

RE: plant ID

Phytolacca octandra is more likely to be correct the species downunder.

RE: plant ID

well... that answers my question of a week or so back ...

whether this beast was down under ..


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