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Date Photo Taken: 05/28/2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posted By: lmcd949


these are growing just one place in our yard. there are quite a few clusters of them and the leaves are BIG. the smaller leaves have almost a reddish hue to them, but it disappears once the are grown. to me it looks similar to lettuce (though i’m sure it’s not!) the stalks are thick and they are tall plants growing in mostly sunny area (i’d say 6+ hours a day)


  1. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    When you say tall, how tall? Could be a variety of sundrop (Evening Primrose) but the leaves don’t quite look right to me…

    May 29th, 2013 at 9:17 am
  2. lmcd949 Unregistered says:

    The tallest I measured was 22 inches

    May 29th, 2013 at 9:29 am
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Need more pictures to be sure… but it looks like pokeweed from here.

    May 29th, 2013 at 11:25 am
  4. lmcd949 Unregistered says:

    Pokeweed! That’s it! Thank you stone!

    May 29th, 2013 at 11:39 am
  5. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Too big to eat, and too much trouble anyway to prepare…

    May 29th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

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