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Submitted by:  Fred
Date Submitted: 6/14/2003
Location: Long Island, NY

Question Asked: I'm not sure whether this plant in my frontyard(Long Island, NY) is poisonous, it just come up on the ground this spring. Would somebody help identify it?

Answer: Hi Fred -

That looks like Astillbe to me. A pretty plant that some folks will plant in groupings particularly in shady areas. I put quite a bit out under some cedar trees as it's supposed to be deer resistant. Yeah right.... Anyway, you should be enjoying some flowers on that spike soon.