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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 3, 2014 10:00 AM CST
This plant grows wild in TX, zone 8a. It gets about 6' tall, has a shape like a small willow tree, and gets purple berries. Its very pretty. It's a perennial. Anyone know what it is?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 3, 2014 10:02 AM CST

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Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
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plantladylin
Apr 3, 2014 10:02 AM CST
Possibly: American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 3, 2014 10:04 AM CST
LOL, Dave ... I was way off, the leaves don't match at all for Callicarpa but looks like a definite match for Phytolacca and the description fits too!
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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 3, 2014 10:15 AM CST
Pokeweed it is then, my next question was going to be - you mean poke salad????? Guess not, hah. I'm afraid to even touch it now. I did notice the birds (even chickens) don't eat it.
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dave
Apr 3, 2014 10:20 AM CST

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Poke salad is the dish made from pokeweed. It's a poisonous plant but if you boil it several times (changing the water each time) then the poisons are removed and you can then eat it.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 3, 2014 10:24 AM CST
Thanks, I'll stick to my garden greens.
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Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 3, 2014 10:26 AM CST
texaskitty111 said:Pokeweed it is then, my next question was going to be - you mean poke salad????? Guess not, hah. I'm afraid to even touch it now. I did notice the birds (even chickens) don't eat it.

Poke Salad is made from Pokeweed, by boiling the leaves several time and pouring of the water each time, to remove toxins. Birds love the mature fruit. dave beat me to it.

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jmorth
Apr 3, 2014 11:41 AM CST
'Polk Salad Annie' is a 1968 song written and performed by Tony Joe White
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 3, 2014 1:40 PM CST
Yep, Tony Joe White wrote the song in 1968 and it was first released in 1969 the year I got married. Elvis later made a recording of it also.

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Apr 4, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Guess we're all in the same age range. Hilarious! I was in high school then.

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