Alien plant appeared in Croatian garden

donald haarmann donald-haarmann at worldnet.att.net
Mon Sep 7 16:31:31 EST 1998


Monique Reed wrote in message ...
>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

For more info try this link:

http://res.agr.ca/cgi-bin/brd/poisonpl/ddplant5?plant=Phytolacca+americana&info=all&name=sci


donald j haarmann
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