Lake como, italy help to identify two plants

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  1. rumpuss

    rumpuss Active Member

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    Hello:
    Once again I am asking for help to identify two more plants I have found growing in Gravedona where I live.
    Many thanks.
    Anita
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Second is a Datura. Very poisonous weed!
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    The first looks like some form of Amaranth.
     
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    Hello Michael,
    Thanks for information - looked up some more information on Datura and I believe this particular one is Datura Innoxia - also known as Thornapple, Indian Apple and Moonflower and as you said poisonous.
    That´s the second toxic plant I´ve found around Lake Como !
     
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    ¿Hola que tal ?

    Thanks for suggesting Amaranth - researched it a bit more and think it is Amaranthus Gangetics (elephant head) Flowers October-March and on one web site described as casual alien !!

    Gracias de tu ayudo.
    Adios y ciao
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Many popular plants are toxic... On the other hand, you can eat the seeds of the Amaranth if you hull them first. Quinua is a good example of this, but most Amaranths behave the same way.

    Buono, grazie. E voi? State godando la Lombardia?

    Sono felice di essere di aiuto.
    Ciao!


    Italian is so much more musical than Spanish....
     

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