Alien plant appeared in Croatian garden

Monique Reed monique at bio.tamu.edu
Mon Sep 7 09:12:29 EST 1998


This does sound like Phytolacca.

NOTE: while the leaves *are* edible, they must be eaten when young and the 
cooking water changed several times, else they are quite poisonous.  The roots 
are also toxic.  *Mature* fruit are relatively non-toxic, but you wouldn't 
catch me eating them...

M. Reed



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