Peanut Plants In My Yard (m)

Posted on: Sat, 06/16/2001 - 1:59pm
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I am wondering if you have any info on the peanut plant....the leaves and touching them.

Tonight I removed a peanut plant from my yard where I let my girls play, someone in my neighborhood must feed the squirrels peanuts and of course they bury them at will *big sigh* so now I am in a panic....tonight on our walk I saw one in a yard down the street and feel a bit of a "where there are two, there will be more".....

Thanks for any info you have to offer.

Linda mom to Megan35 mon and Melanie 18mon (peanut allergy)

Posted on: Sun, 06/17/2001 - 8:17am
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Bumping this message up to today's active. Does anyone have an answer?

Posted on: Sun, 06/17/2001 - 8:39am
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I thought about this a while.. wasn't sure I was the best person with an answer, but nobody else seems to think they know either.... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Here's my opinion (for whatever its worth).
Since the "peanuts" are effectively the plants' "seeds", the plants themselves are likely to not pose too much of a risk (I think) unless the plants themselves have a lot of the offending proteins in them. Don't the peanuts grow underground, too? (Same reason why a walnut tree isn't inherently hazardous to my DH)
I also think that unless you live in a very hospitable environment for these tender plants, they are not very likely to ever produce peanuts before summer heat/drought or early frosts kill them off.
When all else fails, then its time for a little "better living through chemistry" [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Do what we do with all of the poison oak around our house and neighborhood. Carry a tiny plant sprayer with you (unobtrusively, of course!)and fill it with Roundup. Then just whip it out and spray away whenever you see something that "offends" you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Check with your nearest college or university to see if a botanist thinks this first info is correct, however. Call the biology dept. with your questions.

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