Plant ID forum: What is this? In Virginia

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thelackof
Sep 20, 2016 1:44 PM CST

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Name: David
Lucketts, Va (Zone 7a)
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greenthumb99
Sep 20, 2016 1:56 PM CST
Pokeweed
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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Sep 20, 2016 2:09 PM CST
@thelackof - oh good...David came on over. I invite you to the Mid-Atlantic home here on NGA The thread "Welcome to the Midatlantic Gardening Forum" in Mid Atlantic Gardening forum Come on over and say 'Hi' Hurray!
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 20, 2016 5:15 PM CST
It's pokeweed. The leaves can be edible if picked very young and if cooked properly in several changes of water.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2016 5:27 PM CST
I agree with the ID of Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2016 5:30 PM CST
The backyard birds do so like to eat those berries. I think they are poisonous to people though.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2016 5:34 PM CST
You can read some great member comments about Pokeweed at the bottom of this page: Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
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