Is this safe?

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Date Photo Taken: 07/09/2013
Location: Lansing, MI
Posted By: tblock33

Notes:

This plant started to come in late spring. It’s now approximately 6 ft tall by 3.5 ft wide. The base of the stem is 3 inches wide, red in color and the texture of rhubarb. The leaves are oblong and vary in size, none of which are longer than 12 in. We just started to see blossoms on it, cone shaped and white (resemble white milkwort). We moved in, in November and the landlord doesn’t know what it is. I have kids and a dog, need to know if this is safe. Thanks.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Pokeweed. http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/pokeweed-poke-sallet/
    And for your listening enjoyment Walter’s favorite: Poke Salad Annie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRF24LY5pvw

    July 9th, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Other interesting info on Pokeweed: http://www.eattheweeds.com/can-be-deadly-but-oh-so-delicious-pokeweed-2/

    July 9th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

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