Plant ID forum: Need help to Identify a plant

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catters35
Mar 12, 2017 4:29 PM CST
I have this plant under my back verandah (which is full of pots and plants), that just emerged one day. A friend thought it may be an incaberry plant but on researching I'm not convinced. Just wondering if you may know what it is. In the picture the seeds are green, they eventually turn a deep dark purple.

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 12, 2017 4:51 PM CST
Its Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) - a native
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greene
Mar 12, 2017 4:52 PM CST
Pokeberry; a gift from the birds.
Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
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purpleinopp
Mar 13, 2017 8:23 AM CST
P. americana, a N Amer. native, makes a round, smooth berry. Your berries look like they might have distinct sections. Without knowing your location, it's impossible to research which species might be known to be present in your area. I would look at P. acinosa. That and other species are listed here, some with pics:
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Name: greene
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greene
Mar 13, 2017 8:54 AM CST
@purpleinopp /Tiffany makes a good point. Thumbs up We here on NGA (for the most part?? Shrug! ) start with the assumption that people are posting from the US. If you are in a different country, your Phytolacca may well be a different variety.
For example, if you are in Australia, it might be P. octandra, which has the common name (not inca berry) 'inkberry':
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Please, what is the location of the plant? Thank You!
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Marilyn
Mar 17, 2017 3:56 AM CST
@catters35

I agree, it's American Pokeberry plant. Here's the link to the database with info and pics. All parts are highly toxic. I've been battling them on and next to my yard for well over a decade.

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)

The pics show the plant and berries in different stages of the year.
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stone
Mar 17, 2017 6:59 AM CST
Marilyn said:
I agree, it's American Pokeberry plant. I've been battling them on and next to my yard for well over a decade.


awwww.....
I don't battle this amazing plant... I encourage it....

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Wonderful plant if you want song birds.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 17, 2017 12:36 PM CST
I haven't seen any here in Reno - it may be too cold. But I loved them in my California garden. Never invasive - never more than a couple at a time in the yard. Maybe the birds got all the seeds.
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purpleinopp
Mar 18, 2017 6:02 AM CST
A native can't invade its' own territory. Being native doesn't equal that everyone would desire to cultivate it, but it can't be called invasive.
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