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These HUGE weeds! Anyone?

Posted by penguins87 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 20, 09 at 22:50

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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RE: These HUGE weeds! Anyone?

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: pokeweed

RE: These HUGE weeds! Anyone?

It is poke. Makes a nice specimen plant. Birds love the fruit. You can purchase a varigated type.

RE: These HUGE weeds! Anyone?

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 24, 09 at 0:42

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.

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