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mk  ·  409 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Uncovering the Seeds of a Post-Lawn Future

Did they have white berry-looking things on top? We have some of those.





user-inactivated  ·  409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No. No berries or flowers of any type. Just green leaves and very red stems. I don't know a lot about plants, but if I had to guess, it was in the knotweed family. That doesn't narrow it down much, I know, but even with field guide books and iNaturalist, plants can be tricky to pin down.

ThurberMingus  ·  409 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Might be pokeweed. Though at this time of year they usually have berries

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytolacca_americana

user-inactivated  ·  408 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I kind of hope, if and when I get a house, to have a good spot in my yard for a bit of pokeweed. I think it'd be a great way to attract some songbirds without resorting to bird feeders or bird baths.

mk  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, looks like pokeweed. I think the berries started off white.

They've just appeared here and there.

ThurberMingus  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's probably bias from knowing already, but pokeweed looks like it's poisonous and it wants everyone to know it.