Identify please

gennyemsgennyems Posts: 1

image 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


  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,806

    Phytolaca americana seed head aka Pokeweed.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 1,429

    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 image.

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 1,303

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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,054

    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 image

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,095

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

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 1,429



  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 862


    Phytolacca americana as in "make americana great again"? image

    There is no such thing as a maintenance-free plant or landscape.
    The Renegade Gardener (Don Engebretson)

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