These HUGE weeds! Anyone?

penguins87July 20, 2009

Can someone please help me identify these. I posted a while back about these but they have grown back since. I have PICTURES this time. They get huge! I had one about 7 feet tall! They have thick stems (about 1 - 1.5") and large leaves. It is not paulownia or knotweed.


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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

The plant has a strong resemblance to pokeweed. It can get huge. The deep red purple berries are the sure ID.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 21, 2009 at 9:18AM
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It is poke. Makes a nice specimen plant. Birds love the fruit. You can purchase a varigated type.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2009 at 12:20AM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

And they will continue to grow baak because they have a fleshy root.

To remove, you'll have to do a lot of digging. But that won't guarantee a fix because remaining pieces can still sprout.

That said, you can win, though, as long as you repeatedly remove all top growth every two weeks.

Or use a translocated herbicide -- one that goes into the roots -- and repeat every time it reappears.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 12:42AM
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