Land Plants - invasive

American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) on May 15, 2019

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

Two strong plants/weeds coming up next to my poppies. Big leaves, strong thick main stems.


Hi, Amy. This is pokeweed. It’s an invasive species, we feel, that should respond okay to digging, especially now that the soil is wet again. It might take a couple years (huge roots), but it can be done. I’d put the roots in the trash, just to be safe.


Mitch Bixby
May 16, 2019, 12:13 p.m.