Posted: 16/02/2017 at 15:29
My RHS En. of Plants shows P. americana as having green leaves and looks exactly like the plants I grew from Nutcutlet's seeds ( and exactly like the ones I used to have round my pond in France ). The encyclopaedia doesn't list P acinosa but I will look at Kitty's link later. The leaves of mine certainly didn't resemble the bluey/green shown in whoever's post ( ? ) and the plants were not as lax - all very upright.
I like them and they fill a nice little patch at the back of my pond. I'm not tempted to eat either the leaves or the berries - which is perhaps the reason I have reached the age of 27 plus
Mind you....in this day and age I should perhaps be considering sueing Nutcutlet rather than being extremely grateful for her generosity
I sometimes think too much information is more likely to shorten your life rather than ingestion of toxic/poisonous plant material. I know it happens but rarely. Take care, be sensible and no problem.