I planted this quite a few months back and it just keeps growing. Recently these white flowers sprouted but i still have no idea what it is.i thought it was a gooseneck or whatever but I don't really think it's that

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That looks a lot like a pokeweed. When you say you planted it, where did it come from? Where are you located?

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    Yep, definitely pokeweed. Do NOT let it go to seed, as the seeds are easily spread by birds. Also note that pokeweed is poisonous.
    – Jurp
    Jul 22, 2021 at 19:19
  • @Jurp when you say it is easily spread by birds, you are right - because (assuming OP is in eastern north America) it is a native food source for these birds. I would say that in a natural setting on the edge of a yard woods interface you should leave it be. However, there is no reason to have one of these growing in a pot in your yard.
    – renesis
    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:24
  • @renesis - Good point about pokeweed as a food source for birds. It's truly a case of a plant that's a wildflower in its native habitat and a weed in the garden.
    – Jurp
    Jul 23, 2021 at 13:40
  • It's also worth noting that the color of the bird poop generated by these berries is deep purple. Keep that in mind if you have a car parked outside and have these plants around your yard. (Speaking from experience.)
    – loppers
    Jul 23, 2021 at 19:49

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