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Anyone know this plant? - pokeweed

 
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This nifty little bush popped up this Summer in the spot our old Crabapple tree was in. Any help identifying it would be appreciated.
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It is pokeweed. Good article here... https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/pokeweed
If you decide that you do not want it, be sure you dig up the whole root!
 
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The leaves are edible when young but the seeds are toxic.  (remember the song "poke salad annie" ?)     And invasive - don't let those seeds scatter unless you want the darn things popping up everywhere like here in the south :)
 
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Thank you both!
 
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Outstanding discuss & video on polk







 
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The berries make a beautiful purple or olive coloured dye.
 
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