Red stemmed mystery plant

Statesboro, GA

Hey friends. Anybody know what this is? I think it normally has larger leaves but his suffered an attack of some slugs. I think I planted it (not a weed) and I think it is some sort of edible...but that's just a guess. Feedback?

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Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

Could it be Mirabilis jalapa? (4'o'clocks.) They are under attack here currently, and sometimes have red stems like that.

Belleville , IL(Zone 6b)

My weed pokeweed has red stems. It maybe ate your plant. lol
here is a pic from the plantfiles showing the red stems

This message was edited Sep 23, 2013 5:18 PM

Statesboro, GA

Hmmm good guesses. I am thinking pokeweed is the most probable Either way I think it's going to be pulled up. I just hated to pull up something I planted on purpose and forgot about (It happens more often that I care to admit) Thanks gardening friends!

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

I think pokeweed too- just saw a bedraggled one in the park, same little pitiful leaves and bright red stems.

Vernonburg, GA

Saw this request for a plant ID on a different forum site and answered it there as 'pokeweed' also.

Belleville , IL(Zone 6b)

Sometimes if I see a weed is being eaten over my more favored plants I will leave it . Bugs don't care if it is a weed and sometimes prefer to chew it.

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