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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    10 / 07 / 2018

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • City

    Chicago

  • State

    Illinois

  • Posted by

    evann salancik

Notes:

5 ft tall with thin red trunk and branches umbrella cascading long green leaves long clustered flower blooming in late summer, turning long 7 in flowers to small blueberry looking fruit.

Comments

  • Arna Unregistered says:

    This is pokeweed, a native plant to North America. Birds eat the berries it produces and are immune to the plant toxicity. Do not touch this plant without wearing gloves as it can use skin irritation. All parts of the plant are toxic and pose risks to human and mammalian health. The poisonous principles are found in highest concentrations in the rootstock, then in leaves and stems and then in the ripe fruit. The plant generally gets more toxic with maturity, with the exception of the berries (which have significant toxicity even while green). Also if you are cutting it down or breaking it apart be sure to not get any of its sap in your eyes or on any part of your skin. This is an excellent plant for native plant gardens. I have them all around my property, I just make sure to wear gloves when handling it. The rash you can get from this plant is not like poison ivy or anything like that at all so donÕt worry!

    October 8th, 2018 at 1:59am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    pokeweed

    October 7th, 2018 at 6:38pm

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