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Can you please ID this weed/native plant?

Posted by Lombill 5 Chicagoland (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 8, 11 at 15:07

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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RE: Can you please ID this weed/native plant?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 8, 11 at 23:24

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)


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RE: Can you please ID this weed/native plant?

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

It's both.


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RE: Can you please ID this weed/native plant?

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


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