Pokeweed
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Common Pokeweed

Anonymous added on May 22, 2014 | Answered

Common pokeweed was growing last year at the edge of my property and has left unsightly large white stalks. Since pokeweed is toxic, is is okay to burn last year's dead stalks?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 22, 2014

I would not recommend burning the plants. If you wait until the soil is saturated and use a good shovel for the job, you may find it easier than you think to pop the large fleshy roots out of the ground. If that sounds like too much work, you can treat the plants with an herbicide. Glyphosate will do the job. Keep an eye on the treated plants, and spray them again if they re-sprout.

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