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Q.This plant comes up in our border year after year. Any idea what it is, please?

Zone Cardiff, South Wales, UK | Anonymous added on August 17, 2020 | Answered

The plant appeared after I bought a selection of perrenial plants from a WI stall at a local fete.
I definitely didnt buy this knowingly so I think a piece of its root must have been in with the roots of another plant.
What ever it is gives excellent value though, all through summer. It isnt the most attractive of plants but it’s definitely interesting as it has three distinct phases. First the white frothy flower spikes, then the pretty seed pods and finally those pods turn purple/black and very shiny. I am attaching photos, the berries have justbturned colour in the last week.
If you can throw any light on whether it’s a garden plant or a very large weed, I’d be very grateful. Thank you.

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Answered on August 19, 2020
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