Invasive plants

Asked July 24, 2018, 11:26 PM EDT

I have this disgusting plant that keeps multiplying. It's about 6 foot tall. It has a huge underground root system. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Baltimore County Maryland plant identification pokeweed weed

1 Response

This is our native pokeweed. Birds eat the fruit and move the seeds all over.
Here is our page on it: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/pokeweed
It grows from a big taproot. Use a shovel to rock it out.
Also, see this information for additional ways to control it.
https://extension.psu.edu/common-pokeweed-identification-and-management

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