Plant ID forum: Can you tell me what kind of plant this is?

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Lshih
Jul 18, 2016 5:08 PM CST
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I have a garden that I planning to landscape but some plants are from the previous owner. I don't know if this is a weed or a flowering plant worth keeping. The stem is at least 1/2" in diameter and it looks like it is flowering some type of white flower. It is pretty tall now at least 2-3' high. Should I get rid of it? I live in zone 7. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jul 19, 2016 3:36 AM CST
Hi and welcome Smiling

I dont know what plant it is. Wish other member will come to help soon. Where is the location ? Any close up photo of the flower ?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 19, 2016 6:00 AM CST
Could it be pokeweed, Phytolacca americana?



Lshih
Jul 19, 2016 9:36 AM CST
Hi Sooby, thanks for responding! I appreciate it. Yes from the name that you provided, I believe it is pokeweed and from the sound of it, probably best to dig out the roots and toss it, right?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Jul 19, 2016 10:12 AM CST
Some people grow it on purpose, to others it's a weed. It is toxic, so it's really a personal decision.

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