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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 17 / 2022

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Dawsonville

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    gsmrecruiter2@gmail.com

Notes:

Grows in a field next to my house. Has a root like a potato or yam. Comes up in summer. Is the root edible?

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    This looks like American pokeweed aka poke sallet (Phytolacca americana). The root (tuber) is not edible. Check Walter’s website for the toxicity of this plant. Click on the other two tabs: “What is Poke sallet” & ” Why You Shouldn’t Eat Poke Sallet” for more information. Best wishes!

    Pokeweed (Poke Sallet)

    August 22nd, 2022 at 2:24am

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