What is this 5’ tall weed?

Asked June 11, 2018, 9:33 PM EDT

Hi! Was trimming back some bushes and saw this tall weed growing on the side of my house. Can you help me identify what it is? It’s mid-June and it’s about 5’ tall already.

Oakland County Michigan weed identification pokeweed

1 Response

Hello,

This looks like pokeweed. As it matures, or when grown in full sun, it develops a red to purple stem. It is toxic to humans and pets when eaten. Birds eat the fruits and so distribute the seeds. Here are details-

http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/single_weed.php?id=112

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