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Date Photo Taken: 06/02/2012
Location: woodridge, IL
Posted By: sas7169

Notes:

Perenial. I did not plant. grows to 5ft. Has stem with white small flowers, they turn purple/red in the Fall.
It gets afternoon sun. we do not water it.

COMMENTS

  1. stone Unregistered says:

    Pokeweed.
    The mockingbirds seem to enjoy the fruit, in the Autumn, so I keep them around… Plus, they are very photogenic!
    http://stonethegardener.tumblr.com/post/25027168854/pokeberries-n-raindrops

    Some people eat the greens, but I’m afraid to try.

    The Constitution of the United States is said to have been written in pokeberry ink… Rich history in a plant seen as an undesirable weed by so many people.

    June 23rd, 2012 at 3:32 pm
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like dinner! Compare your plant with this previous post to Walter all about “Pokesalad”
    http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/pokeweed-poke-sallet/
    According to the USDA distribution map, ya’ll got it.

    June 23rd, 2012 at 7:34 pm
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Hey, nice shots Stone.

    June 24th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

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