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PerennialKMay 23, 2014

Could you help me identify these plants? They are growing in a cluster in my raised bed vegetable garden.

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PerennialK

another picture

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 3:31PM
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mulberryknob

I'm thinking poke seedlings. I've been pulling them out of my garden for a couple weeks. Be aware that any you miss can make a good sized root by the end of summer and then you will have to dig them out.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 10:18PM
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PerennialK

Thank you! When it first emerged I was hoping it would be one of the vegetables I planted from seed but as it is growing I have been getting suspicious about it being a weed. I will pull it today.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 3:17PM
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jessaka

looks like poke weed to me too. i have a mess of them and some i have to get out because at first i thought they were so cool and allowed them to grow for the birds.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 4:00PM
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polyd

poke leaves are poisonous so be sure to wash your hands.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 7:07PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I eat the little leaves with bacon but as it gets bigger it is supposed to develop poison.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 10:04PM
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