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Jun 3, 2018 6:57 PM CST
Northern Kentucky
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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Jun 3, 2018 7:08 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jun 3, 2018 7:39 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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Maybe a Phytolacca? Pokeweed.
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Jun 3, 2018 8:04 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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No question: Phytolacca americana - Pokeweed.

Seeds are deposited from bird droppings, and they will germinate and grow whether in sun or shade.
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Jun 4, 2018 7:38 AM CST
Northern Kentucky
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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Jun 4, 2018 8:19 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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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/...
http://nadiasyard.com/our-nati...
https://www.monticello.org/lib...
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Jun 4, 2018 9:09 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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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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