Location: Western Germany Can anybody identify this plant from Germany ? plant from Germany

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This is Phytolacca esculenta, Asian pokeweed. Because the flower stalks (berry) are standing upright, and not hanging. The berries are also closer together compared to P. americana.

Despite the name 'esculenta', this plant is also poisonous.

picture from wikipedia commons https://m.wikidata.org/wiki/Q17244662

  • $\begingroup$ Ah yes right, oversaw this fact. Thank you very much RHA!!! $\endgroup$ – LeSchwambo Jul 26 '18 at 6:21
  • $\begingroup$ @nkell13s if you think this answer is better, consider accepting this answer (the check sign). $\endgroup$ – RHA Jul 26 '18 at 10:57
  • $\begingroup$ And just FTR, it becomes a pest quite easily. Seeds are dispersed by birds and other animals. It has tubers which can grow quite large, and regrowth can occur even from parts of the tuber from my experience. $\endgroup$ – aae Oct 15 '18 at 8:29

Looks like Phytolacca americana

Better known as pokeweed, Phytopacca americana is native to the western US but naturalized in Germany and other European countries. The “berries” are quite distinct.

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    $\begingroup$ And it is quite poisonous! The unique color to the berry pigment is due to a class of compounds called betalains, specifically betacyanins. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Hanson Jul 24 '18 at 17:37
  • $\begingroup$ You are totally right, thank you very much ! Pretty interesting plant though $\endgroup$ – LeSchwambo Jul 24 '18 at 17:51
  • $\begingroup$ I think you are right this is Phytopacca, but it is another species. See my answer below. $\endgroup$ – RHA Jul 26 '18 at 6:21
  • $\begingroup$ @RHA oooh, good call - you should get the check $\endgroup$ – Dubukay Jul 26 '18 at 7:13

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