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kajlbwrkajlbwr Posts: 2

Hi there all, 

I saw this plant in a friends garden in Cornwall. It has pink flowers which turn to black berries or seed pods after flowering.  She has no clue what it is and I can't find it on the internet. Any ideas? imageimage

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356

    Phytolacca americana aka Pokeweed.

    The berries are reputedly toxic, but  I believe the leaves are a traditional food plant of indigenous Americans.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356

    I don't think I'll try eating it ... I'd be bound to prepare it wrong or eat

    the wrong bit or something 

    http://www.eattheweeds.com/can-be-deadly-but-oh-so-delicious-pokeweed-2 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Easy to raise from seed should you ever lose the parent plant ; I have the pure white-flowered form .

  • kajlbwrkajlbwr Posts: 2

    Thank you for that.  I was hoping for a prettier name than 'Pokeweed' but there you go! :) 

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