Identifying tall weed

Asked June 28, 2018, 5:45 PM EDT

Can you help me identify the tall weed with white flowers in the attached picture? Is it safe to touch and remove?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

This is our native pokeweed. Birds eat the fruit and move the seeds all over.
Here is our page on it:
It grows from a big taproot. Use a shovel to rock it out.