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Jul 28, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Name: Karen Mcilroy
Lake Havasu City, Arizona (Zone 10a)
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One of my customers had this plant. About 7-8 feet tall last fall. Seems it had purplish berries. I'm in Washington state. This plant is apparently perrennial in zone 8. The customers don't know what it is but they dug up a part of it for me and it is now 4 feet tall and growing daily. I've seen a zillion different plants and usually pretty good about identifying. This has me stumped.
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Jul 28, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Jul 28, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Jul 28, 2015 8:19 PM CST
Name: nell mcguire
north little rock Ar (Zone 7b)
looks like poke weed . I agree with Jay.
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Jul 28, 2015 9:51 PM CST
Name: Karen Mcilroy
Lake Havasu City, Arizona (Zone 10a)
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You guys are awesome!! Thanks so much. Its a really pretty plant and I've never seen it before. I will inform the people I got it from about it being poisonous. Karen
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Jul 29, 2015 9:06 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Calling it poisonous is to tell a partial story. Edible if prepared a certain way:
http://www.southernfoodways.or...
http://www.motherearthnews.com...

And there's so much more of interest about this plant:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Jul 29, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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It's also very invasive. If it were mine, I would check on willingness to spread in the area. Smiling
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Jul 29, 2015 9:38 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Not invasive in US, it's a native that's lost a lot of its' habitat.
http://plants.usda.gov/core/pr...

Like any plant that makes seeds, there can be seedlings. They are very easy to pull, comparatively. If you have an interest and a suitable spot, it's an interesting addition to the landscape.
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Jul 29, 2015 10:04 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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You're right, Tiffany. It is not listed as invasive. Thanks for that. Thumbs up
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Jul 29, 2015 10:56 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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YW. A native can't invade its' own territory... Smiling But can be too vigorous, exuberant, aggressive, tall, seedy, whatever, for some gardeners to be able to accommodate/appreciate.
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Jul 29, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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purpleinopp said:YW. A native can't invade its' own territory... Smiling But can be too vigorous, exuberant, aggressive, tall, seedy, whatever, for some gardeners to be able to accommodate/appreciate.


I call these types of natives "lively". I've also heard "enthusiastic growers". Smiling They are my type of plants. I had one poke weed here and it didn't survive it's location. Wish I had some. I heard the birds like them.
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Jul 29, 2015 2:39 PM CST
Name: nell mcguire
north little rock Ar (Zone 7b)
i have it in my yard . i just let it be. its never been overly aggressive for me. i grew up eating (poke salet) as my grandma called it. we only ate the young tende leaves in sping never in the summer. having said that i would never recommend it to anyone not familar with its preparation.
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Jul 29, 2015 8:30 PM CST
Name: Karen Mcilroy
Lake Havasu City, Arizona (Zone 10a)
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I so appreciate all the info. It really is a pretty plant. Mine is in a 5 gallon pot. Every time I went to this customer's house I commented and asked if they found out what it was. Last summer there was a big patch. This year there is only one small plant there. Mine that they dug up for me is actually a lot bigger than theirs is now. The blooms and those little green buttons are so pretty. Karen
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Jul 29, 2015 8:45 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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I have it all over my yard and the birds do like it. I know this because that leave evidence all over my truck Grumbling
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