Id this plant

Asked September 27, 2019, 9:22 AM EDT

Please id this plant. Thanks.

Howard County Maryland plant identification native

3 Responses

This is called American pokeweed. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=1590

Some people consider it a weed in the garden. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/pokeweed
It is a native plant that is beneficial as a food source for at least 30 species of birds. Migratory birds eat the berries to fuel their southward flights.
https://www.bbg.org/news/weed_of_the_month_pokeweed?fbclid=IwAR0tDgvPKH-KTv365OdnE688UJ-VTlMcGaU4YRL...

Christa

Thanks. I will keep it. It is great with a beneficial plant appears on its own!