Land Plants - invasive

American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) on Jan 11, 2011

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

It's a large Pokeweed with a couple medium-sized offspring. It's in the garden of our apartment complex. I thought it was an Elderberry, but when I looked it up I realized what we had. Our address is 1800 N Argyle Street, Portland, OR 97217 I don't have an image, but I could take one if you need it.

Commentary

Hey, Travis. Thanks for the report. We'll make a note on the map and try to catch up with you this summer. Let me know if you have questions about treatment; at the very least, try to keep the berries out of yard debris/compost. Feel free to contact me directly, too, at mitch.bixby@portlandoregon.gov.

Thanks, again!
-Mitch

Mitch Bixby
Jan. 19, 2011, 4:18 p.m.