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Old 05-15-2019, 11:43 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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Tobacco.

The leaves on tobacco and pokeweed are almost identical in appearance but tobacco has green stems and pokeweed has red stems. OP's plant has red stems.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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Pokeweed is EVIL
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:08 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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This is the first time I see this weed.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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What ever it is, I'm wondering why was it left untouched for so long being that close to the Tomato? I get rid of anything trying to germinate around my vegetable plants.


OP might want to consider fertilizing his Tomato plant bit more now.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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Poke grows quickly. Don't let the size fool you, that is a young plant. They can get man high around here by the end of May. As a weed, they aren't as much of a problem as many others. They do have medicinal properties, but misuse can kill: https://www.drugs.com/npp/pokeweed.html
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Pokeweed is EVIL
It's really evil when the birds ear the berries and leave purple splotches all over your car.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Well, we joke that the secret to dealing with all the "evil" flora and fauna is to find someone to eat it.

Market it to tourists as authentic heirloom food.

OP, open a roadside stand. LOL
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:47 PM
 
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Poke grows quickly. Don't let the size fool you, that is a young plant. They can get man high around here by the end of May.
No lie! Turn your back for a day and it's as high as in the OP's pic. Wait till August
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