1. Johnny Appleseed

    Johnny Appleseed New Member

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    I have just seen a poke root. Is this a plant I could plant in a large wildflower garden in the comox (van isle) area? Thanks for your replies.
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They do well enough here - perhaps too well. Some places list them as a potentially invasive species locally: https://iscmv.ca/docs/emerging_species.pdf

    Unlike some of the others in that document, I've yet to encounter it "in the wild".
     
  3. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    When there are already so many native wildflowers here on Vancouver Island, why give a leg up to a relative newcomer that is potentially invasive?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Has been popping up in western Washington cultivated settings for awhile now - I had one appear at my previous property north of Seattle during my last years there. Quick growing and large, it presents its poisonous-to-humans berries at toddler level. As though trying to be malevolent.
     
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