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Discussion in 'What Am I? Plant Identification' started by chills, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Aug 31, 2011
    chills

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    hello everyone, i have a bird donation plant. i was wondering if it is something to leave be or if i should try to get rid of it. its has a really pretty maroon color stem and lime colored leaves. it's about 3 -4 feet tall, with green berries that turn black. i have this plant and another starting about 1 foot tall. if any one knows the name, i'd like to do further research to see if he's a keeper or not. thank you in advance!

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    Carol Dee

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    It is a weed. Pretty on though!
     
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    chills

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    WOW. thanks so much. love the link. do you guys have any experience with them? if its just a weed, i can pull it out and be done with it?
     
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    digitS'

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    back corner of my yard

    I find them decorative.

    Better choice than having a castor bean around.

    Steve
     
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    catjac1975

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    Deadly nightshade?
     
  7. Oct 14, 2011
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    gypsyfarm123 Chillin' In The Garden

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    Its "pokeweed" It's actually edible ONLY when the shoots are 8 inches or less (I'm not suggesting ANYONE eat this, unless you know your stuff on foraging wild plants!!) I usually boi the young shoots, changing the water three times. It taste just like asparagus! But shoots any taller than 8 inches and this plant is DEADLY POISONOUS!!
     
  8. Oct 14, 2011
    gypsyfarm123

    gypsyfarm123 Chillin' In The Garden

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    Whoops,didn't see 'digitS' link...sorry bout that.
     
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    digitS'

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    It's okay.

    We needed a guy with some experience with it. My experience: lookin' at it.

    (Also, I remember that Elvis song about Annie ;).)

    Steve
     
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    Ha! That site is awesome btw..I was just on it when your post came through.Thanks, craig
     

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