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 Can someone tell me what this plant is please. I have never seen it before. This photo is from last August. I have searched all my books and can't find it.

Last edited: 02 January 2018 17:33:40


Phytolaca americana seed head aka Pokeweed.

Pokeweed is a bit of a misnomer as it's not particularly invasive . Bees welcome it though .

Grew a few from seed last year to give to some of my customers ; they hadn't seen it before either .


This one looks more like the Indian Pokeweed. Phytolacca Acinosa.


there seems to be some confusion between Phytolacca americana and P. acinosa. I thought I grew americana, then I was assuredit was acinosa, then back again and now I have no idea. But I don't care  so it doesn't matter 



I think Bordeline is correct, the seeds are very different.

Papi Jo


Phytolacca americana as in "make americana great again"? 

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