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Does anyone know what these are? These tall leafy stocks with a bulb root system just started popping up. I collected some and put them in pots...the closest thing ive seen online is hosta "invincible" or cast iron plants although the leaves dont spread the same.
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excuse the peach seed in the pot..my children were helping ;)
 
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Just consulted @zigs on this one, and we think it could be Phytolacca decandra - aka american pokeweed. If we are right, this plant is highly toxic. The best thing to do is wear gloves and dispose of it. It can cause dermatitis and will get in through any tiny scratch on the skin.
I`ll see if I can find a link.
We also know this plant is used in homeopathy - as are other poisonous plants.

NB We really hope we have got this one wrong, and @Mrsclem is right, because Scadoxus multiflorus is much nicer :)
 
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I have pokeweed growing in my yard. Every year I miss a plant somewhere and it goes to seed. Don't think that is it,stem and leaves don't match.
 
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Oh good @Mrsclem - we`re fortunate not to have this weed here (fingers crossed) mind you we do have loads of ground elder and bindweed to contend with. There are of course many many plants that live in different parts of the world that we do not know, and it is one of the things about belonging to a forum that attracts members worldwide that we can learn so much from.

By the way @Rockielle Welcome to the forum (y) and can we see a photo when your plants flower please :)
 
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Oh good @Mrsclem - we`re fortunate not to have this weed here (fingers crossed) mind you we do have loads of ground elder and bindweed to contend with. There are of course many many plants that live in different parts of the world that we do not know, and it is one of the things about belonging to a forum that attracts members worldwide that we can learn so much from.

By the way @Rockielle Welcome to the forum (y) and can we see a photo when your plants flower please :)
Thank you. And Yes definately...thats what I've been waiting for...its been about 3 months since we 1st saw them. Its almost winter here now though. Hopefully Sometime next year we'll have more clues. :)
 
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