Plant ID forum: Can anyone tell me what these are? They are taking over an area...

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Coalison
Jul 5, 2017 5:06 PM CST
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Thanks so much!
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Jul 5, 2017 7:35 PM CST
I believe the plants in the top photo may be Conyza canadensis (Canadian Horseweed).

Photos 2 and 3 show Phytolacca americana (American Pokeweed). In addition, I think there is Erechtites hieraciifolius (American Burnweed) underneath the Pokeweed towards the bottom right of the third photo.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Jul 5, 2017 7:55 PM CST
I agree with the Conyza, though we call it mare's tail in this part of the country.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Jul 6, 2017 6:29 AM CST
So Pokeweed is what I have coming up everywhere! I hate the stuff. It's impossible to pull up without breaking off the stalk! I have a lot of large rocks in my yard and it loves to come up in cracks between them. What's the best way to get rid of it?
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
Birds Echinacea Composter Foliage Fan Hummingbirder Bee Lover
Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Critters Allowed Cat Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Dragonflies
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Muddy1
Jul 6, 2017 9:38 AM CST
Good question! I've had trouble trying to eradicate it from my daughter's yard, too; I've broken off plenty of stalks myself. I just found this link with some helpful ideas: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/r...
I particularly like the last hint. I did this with poison ivy in her yard, and it worked really well.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Hybridizer Peonies Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Organic Gardener Composter Container Gardener Spiders! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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bxncbx
Jul 6, 2017 10:41 AM CST
Thanks Muddy1! The last suggestion won't work for me as I have stray kittens running around my backyard, knocking over everything. I may spray them though. I've never let them produce seeds but each year I get more and more. I guess birds are bringing in the seeds. Glare
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
Birds Echinacea Composter Foliage Fan Hummingbirder Bee Lover
Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Critters Allowed Cat Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Dragonflies
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Muddy1
Jul 6, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Good luck!

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