What type of plant is this?

Asked June 9, 2016, 5:01 PM EDT

Concerned this might be "poison something or other." Right near walkway so looks like it is planted there on purpose, but want to make sure. Thanks in advance.

Middlesex County Massachusetts poisonous plants

1 Response

Hi,

This is an astilbe. It is commonly planted in perennial gardens. I have not seen it listed on a poisonous plant list but I would not eat it.