offtopic: poisonous weeds

Carol Jensen
Sun, 14 Aug 2005 19:54:44 PDT
At 00:21 15-08-2005, Alberto Castillo wrote:
>Dear all:
>           Phytolacca americana is not grown in most of Botanic gardens 
>because years ago it was discovered that is capable of carrying most viruses 
>that affect garden plants WITHOUT SHOWING SYMPTOMS.
>All the best

Thanks for the warning, Alberto. My huge pokeweed sits between two compost heaps, about as far from the fruit and berries and vegetables as it can get in my backyard. So far, no viruses (noticed.)


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