Plant ID forum: This large woody plant was growing underneath my grapes, no idea what it is.

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GoatPerson
Dec 10, 2017 10:10 AM CST
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It was much larger (and there were two of them) until I broke one open to see if it had any sap, which I believe it did, colored white.
I mostly just want to know what it is so I can see if I can feed it to my goats :)

There are only two of these around the house, and seem to prefer the shade and wet areas. The leafs were fairly large and broad.
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crawgarden
Dec 10, 2017 10:16 AM CST
Any chance you might have a pic of the plant in the ground, and pics of leaves and fliers if any?
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Silversurfer
Dec 10, 2017 10:37 AM CST
Looks like Brassica family.
With all the leaves eaten by caterpillars.
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DaisyI
Dec 10, 2017 7:57 PM CST
Most plants with white sap are poisonous - at least to people.
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purpleinopp
Dec 11, 2017 8:18 AM CST
I would start by investigating Lactuca & Sonchus genera.

Latex sap can cause irritation to those who are sensitive, but not necessarily indicative of poison in regard to all parts of a plant at all times. Case in point, various lettuce (Lactuca), mangoes, figs, and sweet potatoes.
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