What is this plant?

In CategoryAdventures of Greenhouse Mama, Get it Growing, Wicked or Wonderful

I thought I knew a lot of plants by sight and I do, so when I discovered this plant growing behind the shed at my home in Windsor, Ontario, Canada I was taken with surprise. I first noticed its gorgeous purple-red stems and black berries arching towards the ground. Looking up a bit, I spied clusters of dainty white flowers dangling gently amid dark green broad-leaf foliage 4 to 5′ tall and wide.  Let me say this widened my curiosity even more!  Was this plant something wicked or something wonderful? Having looked a bit online and in the reference books I’ve yet to find my answer, but never say never. Heck its what GARDENING IS ALL ABOUT, opening one’s eyes, the quest to find the answer, nature’s treasure hunt!

So I’m off to find the answer, unless of course one of my readers has my answer. Until then..happy hunting.


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