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    04 / 23 / 2014

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This is growing in the pepper section of our garden, and we are not sure if it is a weed or what it is.


  • yeshuaschosen Registered says:

    Yes young poke weed plants can pop up anywhere.Great for magenta dye.Some like it for its medicinal properties.It must be prepared by an experienced herbalists because it potent even in small amounts & is very poisonous.Can be boiled & rinsed a few times and eaten like greens.Tasty when plants are young like yours in the pictures.Not recommended that the leaves be eaten after the plant gets tall & the stalk turns red.

    August 23rd, 2014 at 4:44am

  • Kevin Bart Registered says:

    Thanks for the help parityanimal and metrosideros. What threw us off was that they were growing in the exact spots where we planted pepper seeds. Perhaps the seed packs had some weeds in them.

    April 27th, 2014 at 1:42pm

  • Metrosideros Master Identifier says:

    Yes, looks like Phytolacca americana, American Pokeweed.

    April 27th, 2014 at 12:36pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    If it’s not your pepper plant then I’d say it’s a pokeweed…

    April 27th, 2014 at 5:05am

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