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By Rossr

Germany De

Can anybody identify this mystery plant? I don't know whether to root it out or carefully encourage it.




Leaf like a doc...

8 Sep, 2011


Could it be Phytolacca americana?

8 Sep, 2011


certainly looks like one

8 Sep, 2011


is that the same as a poke weed? :o)

8 Sep, 2011


Yes! :-0)

8 Sep, 2011


I thought the leaf ends are rather rounded for Phytolacca americana, though it's very similar. A bit of Googling makes me think that it's Phytolacca acinosa (Indian pokeweed)

8 Sep, 2011


OK, Beattie. Well done, there! :-))

8 Sep, 2011


And I wouldn't have got there without you to start me off!

8 Sep, 2011


Thanks very much guys. As a supplementary question - how on earth did it get here (North Germany)?
And they are rather poisonous, aren't they - should I maybe root it out?

9 Sep, 2011


Nooooo - just don't eat it! (as if you would...)

11 Sep, 2011


Good point! It has chosen to grow between the raspberries and the strawberries with blackberries not far away, and we have grandchildren - but I guess they aren't stupid either.

12 Sep, 2011


You'll need to warn them not to eat the fruit when it matures, then - it's a deep maroon almost black colour.

12 Sep, 2011


Thanks, Spritzhenry, I'll do that!

13 Sep, 2011

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