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I found this weed in my backyard. It's like a berry bush with purple/blue berries about 3/4 cm across. The berries, when squished, are greenish inside, not unlike a blueberry. There are massive amounts of seeds, and birds are fond of the berries. What could this weed be?


Hardiness Zone: 9b

By Annie from Houston, TX

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June 6, 20100 found this helpful

Could it be Polk berries? Birds love them and they are purple.

When birds eat them, their droppings are purple too.

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June 26, 20100 found this helpful

It's a pokeweed. Once any part of the plant turns red (like those stems are) it is poisonous to humans.

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