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Date Photo Taken: June 28, 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: BrianaTate


I have a school assignment and I have no idea what this plant is. It has broad smooth leaves, fleshy stems w/ red coloring, tiny sporadic white flowers, and a tuberous root (that’s very distinct). The plant was picked from an area in Atlanta, GA near Ponce de Leon Ave. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    check my website notes for pokeweed

    What’s your school assignment?

    July 6th, 2011 at 8:26 am
  2. Briana Tate Unregistered says:

    I’m a biology major at Georgia State University. I’m in a lab called Medicinal Plants and Folklore, and our assignment was to pick a random ‘unknown’ plant and id it. We were told to use any and all sources if necessary. After the proper identification has been made, we will test the plant’s extract against multiple different types of human pathogens to see if it has any medicinal properties.

    July 6th, 2011 at 9:23 am
  3. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Gotcha….I’d love to see the results of your tests!

    July 7th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

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