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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 29 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • City

    Sterling Heights

  • State

    Michigan

  • 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

  • whatweed Master Identifier 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 12:45pm

  • stone Master Identifier 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 11:16am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier 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 9:11am

  • 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 4:29pm

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