Surprise plant

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Date Photo Taken: 06/29/2014
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Posted By: roxyhjust

Notes:

The plant appeared in my garden this spring. I’ve never seen it before, but left it grow because I was curious. It’s now almost 5 feet tall.

COMMENTS

  1. Meg Unregistered says:

    I’m sure it’s pokeweed. The birds “plant”the seeds when they poop. It’s poisonous,but kind of pretty!

    July 15th, 2014 at 4:42 pm
  2. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    It will eat your garden if unchecked. Letting it grow this big may have been a big mistake as it will have made a large tuber underground and will come up all over from that as well as seeds.

    July 16th, 2014 at 9:41 am
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Pokeweed is a very cool native plant that does not deserve all of the negative press it gets…

    http://www.stonethegardener.com/wp/2014/05/phytolacca-americana/

    July 16th, 2014 at 11:00 am
  4. whatweed Green Thumb says:

    The tender young leaves make a greens similar to spinach, in taste, if par boiled first. Not poison if par boiled.

    July 17th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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