Can you please ID this weed/native plant?

LombillSeptember 8, 2011

Can you please tell me what kind of plant this is? It's about six feet high and it has berries that hang in clumps like grapes but look like purple blueberries when mature. I'm outside Chicago.

Just wondering if it's an interesting native plant or something that will take over if I leave it alone.

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: mystery plant

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)

    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 11:24PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Just wondering if it's an interesting native plant or something that will take over if I leave it alone.

It's both.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 2:43PM
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Lombill

Aha! Thanks so much! It was bugging me to know what that was, but no one I asked could identify that. Thank you!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 4:11PM
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