mrslemke
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Question on plant I found.

Hey all, I recently found a plant, that I have never seen before, and was hoping someone here could let me know what in the world it is, I'm writing an essay on it and about the only thing I know is that my mother says its poisinous

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lorax
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If you can show us a picture, we can likely ID it for you.

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Yeah, I spoke too soon (whatever happened to the "edit" button?).

That's Phytolacca americana - Pokeweed. The berries are toxic, but the leaves, cooked properly, are what make up Poke Salad.

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