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Can anybody intentify a plant that has appeared in my garden?

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This plant suddenly appeared in my garden and has grown to a height of approx 5-6 ft in a few months. Is it poisonous?

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It could be a Pokeweed of some sort

26 Aug, 2009


yes i think pokeweed too. i think the berries are poisonous but if you know then there shouldnt be a problem.

26 Aug, 2009


Thank you for quick responses. Yes I think it must be what you say.

26 Aug, 2009



26 Aug, 2009


GIANT beanstalk hehe

what a whopper!!

x x x

27 Aug, 2009


I thought this was a serious gardening site. I don't think the last 2 replies are really funny considering this plant is poisonous.

28 Aug, 2009


I apologise didnt realise you were upset about it

28 Aug, 2009


Sorry unclejack, we do sometimes like a gentle joke on this site too. It is a very interesting plant, the berries are eaten by birds and the leaves apparently can be eaten when thrice cooked! but I wouldn't try it myself. As you probably know, many of our common garden plants are poisonous and as seaburngirl says it should not be a problem now thatyou know.

28 Aug, 2009

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