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« on: June 19, 2013, 07:23:00 PM »

My grass cutting fellow always trims around this and it's to 4 feet. Curious what it is. Thanks.





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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 07:45:10 PM »

Looks like pokeweed. Do the berries turn purple when they're ripe?
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 07:55:26 PM »

Not sure about the berries, we never seen it  get that big before. The leaves are not sticky or felt like, they're slick on the bottom as on top nothing prickly about them either - hope that helps I'll check out pokeweed. thank you
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 09:30:09 PM »

Not sure about the berries, we never seen it  get that big before. The leaves are not sticky or felt like, they're slick on the bottom as on top nothing prickly about them either - hope that helps I'll check out pokeweed. thank you


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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 10:01:15 PM »

Pokeberry, or pokeweed, or poke salat. Whatever you call it, poke salat annie likes it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 06:13:35 AM »

Yes, it's pokeweed.  The greens can be eaten in early spring when the plant is young [hence the name poke salad].  It's poisonous when it gets very big and the berries are definitely poisonous, so don't experiment.   We have it here and it gets 6-8 ft tall.  Very pretty, with roots to China.  It's a tough perennial.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 02:46:41 PM »

Thanks all. the plant is surely thriving, I'll add some more pics as the berries ripen. The leaves are very long and narrower than Kingbee's pics and they are not limpy at all.

Must be something the birds pooped out and it took. Our feeders are only 20ft away.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 07:06:40 PM »

Thanks all. the plant is surely thriving, I'll add some more pics as the berries ripen. The leaves are very long and narrower than Kingbee's pics and they are not limpy at all.

Must be something the birds pooped out and it took. Our feeders are only 20ft away.

The stalks are not red or ruby colored like pokeweed that size should be.  Also I never saw pokeweed that was that waxy.  If it has just come up odds are good that it is underneath a place were birds light to rest and to relieve themselves, like under a power line or next to a fence.
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