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Some weed I let grow is now producing some kind of berry! Anyone know what these are?
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@dorian
I think it is Phytolacca. It's likely to be slightly poisonous.
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@tickfoot
It also seems to poison the ground so that other plants won't sprout there anymore.
@dorian

@dorian @plants I agree that appears to be Phytolacca, aka pokeberry, pokeweed. All parts of this plant are toxic to mammals, but birds are able to eat the berries raw with no poisonous effects.

note: there are some laborious ways to prepare the berries or leaves so they can be eaten but most people just avoid the heck out of them.

@raye @dorian @plants Definitely pokeberry, as others have said. If you keep it around you can make ink out of the ripe berries though!

https://insteading.com/blog/diy-pokeberry-ink/

@awildthorp I'm already planning on dyeing some wool yarn in have!

@raye

@dorian @raye Nice! I've only ever read about it being used as dye, so I'm eager to see how it turns out :D I'm sure it will be vibrant

@awildthorp @dorian as with most natural dyeing, it's all about the mordant. I'm excited to see what you get too.

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@plants

Looks like pokeweed which is poisonous unfortunately.

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