I saw this plant when I was on my trip to the Ukraine.

I wonder if those berries are edible.

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    $\begingroup$ I noticed you asked the answer writer how they knew what it was. Check out my post over on The Great Outdoors StackExchange (Plant identification methods) to get an idea of how to best go about IDing unknown plants using primarily the internet! (And it just so happens that my post is also in reference to a Phytolacca plant!!!) 0.o $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Nov 19 '18 at 21:26

It is of Phytolacca genus plant which could be toxic for mammals, DO NOT eat as is - it should be cooked properly to be usable/edible (the older, the more toxic leaves are).

Phytolacca acinosa:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot! Is there some sort of plant dictionary which can help identify plant species? Or did you just know what it was? $\endgroup$ – Teiko Abe Aug 8 '15 at 8:53
  • $\begingroup$ @TeikoAbe It is easily traceable - you should learn what Inflorescence is - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflorescence and what Venation is - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…, from there it is very simple to know any specific plant. $\endgroup$ – Ilan Aug 8 '15 at 8:58

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