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MahargMaharg Posts: 24



I know this is Not Phytolacca Americana but what is it ? Please anyone.



  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,775

    Don't know sorry Maharg, but you look very familiar image 

  • MahargMaharg Posts: 24

     Hi Lily,.When I first saw this I thought it was Pokeroot or Phytolacca Americana but there is some difference. I hope some body knows what it is.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,562

    It's a phytolacca, maybe not americana, hard to tell from the picture and I don't know the other species well enough. There are 2 distinct plants around that come labelled P.a. The differences are in the leaves, one has pale, almost white, veining.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Welcome do look familiar, does your thread title relate to your avatar as well as the plant?

    I quite like Prada but I'm not a devil image

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,775

    I'm wondering  if Red John is still thriving  eh Jane image

    Or is Graham?


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

    It could be P. esculenta which is the other one most commonly met with in Britain.

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,775

    If he's thriving.....I'll give it a year.

    Bet its driving you mental not knowing what it is image

  • MahargMaharg Posts: 24

    Yes Lily your right it is image, and it does image, and I'm still not sure that Phytolacca is right, But Berghill You may be right I'll have to look at the Black berries.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

    That is definitely a Phytolacca and it is the spitting image of the one I have which came as esculenta.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,562

    I agree, no doubt at all it's a phytolacca.

    Why do you think it isn't Maharg?

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