Unidentified Invasive Plant

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If you know invasive plants could you reply to this comment? A reader has commented on an older post about an invasive plant she can’t identify. I don’t recognize it from her description, but maybe you do.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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John @ bigjobsboard October 1, 2009, 3:57 am

I think it will be easier to recognized if she have pictures of it. Thanks.
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Don September 21, 2009, 12:08 am

Definitely pokeweed; its taproot is just like a pale carrot.

Bug September 19, 2009, 8:57 pm

I think it’s pokeweed too. Check this out…

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AG254
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Judy September 18, 2009, 1:35 pm

Could it possibly be pokeweed? http://www.altnature.com/gallery/pokeweed.htm
My aunt use to eat the young leaves but I have only dyed wool with the berries.
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maureen September 19, 2009, 12:26 pm

Do you have a pciture?