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Old 06-23-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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Hey,
I am not sure if I should post this in some sort of consolidated ID thread or give it its own...

But, what is this? I don't think it's Knotweed, is it?
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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Maybe 'pokeweed'? (Phytolacca americana)
Though usually the stems are more reddish. . .

What does everyone else think?
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I agree about it being poke weed. Despite being native I usually pull it when it shows up here as it is quite a weed.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:07 PM   #4
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Yup.

That looks about right.

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Old 06-23-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
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Yup.

That looks about right.

Thank you!
Phillip, it's a native, but it's a native invasive that will torture you if in the wrong setting. I pull them out whenever they appear.

Some, however, are fans of the plant. I think Dap actually cultivates and propagates the stuff.
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Yup, pokeweed... I agree it can be a bit of a bother in the wrong place, but I have it in my fencerow, and have been transplanting tiny poke seedlings over the past few days. I pull them up and put them where I want them!

However, I have some huge ones that are growing in the "wrong" place; I don't have the heart to remove them yet...as their berries are great for bluebirds (and other birds). As I get them to grow in the hedgerow and all along the borders of the property (minus the front yard), I'll probably take out the huge ones (quite a task I'm sure, because of the large taproot).

We are in the country, and I see no problem letting it grow along the edges of our property, but you'll have to use your judgment based on where you live. Don't be so quick to remove it, but choose wisely if you feel it will become a problem.
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Phillip, it's a native, but it's a native invasive that will torture you if in the wrong setting. I pull them out whenever they appear.

Some, however, are fans of the plant. I think Dap actually cultivates and propagates the stuff.
Jack, you know me well! Funny we were probably typing our posts at the same time...cross posting--I didn't see your post until I submitted mine.
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Jack, you know me well! Funny we were probably typing our posts at the same time...cross posting--I didn't see your post until I submitted mine.
Yea, I no sooner posted mine when yours appeared. I was thinking you had some kind of radar going there spotting whenever your name was mentioned.

Made me feel something supernatural was occurring.
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Yea, I no sooner posted mine when yours appeared. I was thinking you had some kind of radar going there spotting whenever your name was mentioned.

Made me feel something supernatural was occurring.
LOL! Nothing supernatural, just coincidence.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:21 AM   #10
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Well, I am seriously curtailing the Pokeweed at the moment.

The place was covered in it, I think from a batch of leaves I had gathered up. It was already starting to crowd out other things that I would like to have. I only have a small patch of it now, I'll keep an eye on it. At the moment I have nowhere for something like this.

Although, it's good to know that I have something that can keep the dreaded Mugwort at bay.
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