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tanjelynn
Jun 3, 2018 6:57 PM CST
Hello, any idea what this might be? The tallest has shot up to about 6' tall so far. They've shown up over the last few years under a big, shady tree in my back yard in Kentucky where there is little to no direct sunlight.


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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 3, 2018 7:08 PM CST
Maybe a type of Lambsquarters?
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 3, 2018 7:08 PM CST
Maybe a type of Chenopodium (Lambsquarters)?
Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)
Giant Lambsquarters (Chenopodium giganteum)
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Jun 3, 2018 7:39 PM CST
Maybe a Phytolacca? Pokeweed.
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 3, 2018 8:04 PM CST
No question: Phytolacca americana - Pokeweed.

Seeds are deposited from bird droppings, and they will germinate and grow whether in sun or shade.
John
Northern Kentucky
tanjelynn
Jun 4, 2018 7:38 AM CST
Thank you! Did some research, and it turns out pokeweed can be toxic as easily as when sap leeches in through the skin. I'm very glad to know this so I can use caution when removing it.
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purpleinopp
Jun 4, 2018 8:19 AM CST
Hi & welcome! Cutting the stem at the surface & then pouring boiling water on the stump & roots will kill it.

People have a love/hate relationship with this interesting native. A couple of interesting articles:
http://www2.palomar.edu/users/...
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https://www.monticello.org/lib...

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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 4, 2018 9:09 AM CST
Good eye y'all Thumbs up I knew it looked very familiar but I didn't remember Pokeweed; some great comments at the bottom of the database page here: Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
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