Tall Weed in Illinois
I don't have a picture currently but can get one if need be. Looking for name suggestions for tall weeds that would be growing in central/southern Illinois. They can get 5 or 6 feet tall and pull up pretty easily considering their size. No discernable berries or flowers (or maybe I just pull them all before they get that far) and grow very fast. The base can get several inches thick but the stem will break off easily if you don't pull far enough down toward the roots. Its not giant ragweed (although I have tons of that) and not pokeweed but pokeweed is the most similar thing I have found so far. I need names so I can search for pictures. I haven't seen it in any of the databases I have looked at so far. It is also not cockelbur (have lots of that as well). I know we have problems with something they call "water hemp" around here in the fields but that doesn't look even close to right either.