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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Before I do anything drastic just wanted to see what this tall plant was


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:07 pm 
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Poison sumac is found in pockets in the eastern half of the US and in a few places in far east Texas.

Regular sumac varieties have a more compact head and compound leaves. The flower head branch more than the flower stalk in your photo.

It looks like some of the riparian understory in the creek out behind my house, but I don't know what it is. Can you get any closer photos of the flowers?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:15 pm 
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I was mulling this over while I was out working in the yard - I knew I'd seen it around here. That's poke salad. If the berries were ripe that would give it away immediately. They're quite distinctive.

You can't just eat it, it requires careful harvest and preparation. You should be careful handling it.

I found a site with information and photos - but keep in mind, do your own research if you plan to use it for anything or to handle it.

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The stalks, mature leaves, flowers, berries and root of the pokeweed contain compounds that have some pretty scary effects on the human body. Drugs.com lists the symptom of pokeweed poisoning to include “severe stomach cramping, nausea with persistent diarrhea and vomiting, slow and difficult breathing, weakness, spasms, hypotension, severe convulsions, and death”.[1] They also note that “severe poisonings have been [sic] reported in adults who ate mature pokeweed leaves”[1] so make certain to get only the youngest leaves from the plants before the flowers form.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:33 pm 
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Just out of curiosity, why did you post this in the lawn forum? You'll get more discussion in another forum.

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