This has been growing in my flower bed for a a couple of months. It sprouted up by itself. I don't know how it got there on anything about it. Hope someone recognizes it.enter image description here

  • what part of the world do you live in?
    – kevinskio
    Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 23:20
  • This belongs to Phytolacca genus. For an accurate identification of species belonging to this genus, count the number of stamens and take a close-up picture of one of the fruits.
    – Alina
    Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 6:42

2 Answers 2


It appears to be Phytolacca americana, commonly known as Pokeweed, which does pop up all on its own, see the following article for more information: Pokeweed, American (Phytolacca americana): The Jekyll and Hyde Plant.

  • And it should be added: very invasive in some region. Commented Sep 21, 2017 at 6:16
  • This is actually the 8th time this plant has been asked about here (closing as duplicate). I think we should propose a pokeweed identification Stack Exchange site
    – J. Musser
    Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 0:11

Some people also call it poke sallet. I think the berries are toxic.

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