Unknown plant

Asked September 14, 2019, 7:18 PM EDT

Hello. Was wondering if anyone could tell me what this plant is. I thought possibly beetroot but it has berry like things coming from the top, so I'm clueless. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Clark County Ohio

1 Response

Dear Sir/Mam,

This is common pokeweed. I perennial plant that is slightly poisonous to humans unless boiled. If you just have a few plants, take a shovel and cut off the root 2' below surface and remove the plant from the soil. As long as the stem end does not touch the soil, then you have killed the plant.

If you have questions, let me know.