Invasive Weed in backyard

Asked July 21, 2018, 11:38 PM EDT

I have noticed this year a strange weed popping up around my yard. Not certain how wary I should be in pulling them up as they have even invaded my deck pots. They grow very quickly and tall. Hopefully not one of the toxic species. Please advise. Thank you Sandra

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

This is called American burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius). Pull out or dig up plants before they produce seeds.