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Does anyone know what this plant is please? it is about 3 feet tall and is in flower late summer,early autumn. the flower spikes remind you of large blackberries.




Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana. The berries are poisonous so don't be tempted. I like the plants, but other folks take them out.

19 Oct, 2012


Thanks for reply. Definitely won't be eating them! Pleased we now know what it is.

19 Oct, 2012


i think they are stunning, but yep posionous.

19 Oct, 2012


They've appeared all over the place in my area in the past two years. I love them but they seed everywhere and grow incredibly quickly. From seedling to 2 metre by 2 metre shrub takes only two growing seasons.

19 Oct, 2012


The birds love them and eat the berries very quickly . It doesn't harm the birds because it is the seeds that are poisonous( so I'm told) and they pass straight though doing no harm.

19 Oct, 2012


Thanks for all this info. very interesting to learn more about them.

20 Oct, 2012

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