Please Help Me Identify This...!

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by rjeffers, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. rjeffers

    rjeffers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Guys,

    I live in Maryland and about a year ago in my back yard, I cleared away about half a yards worth of the green ivy that was spreading all over the place.

    That was a year ago. I haven't done anything with the bare areas that was cleared nor have a removed the other half of the ivy yet. Here is my problem.

    In the area that was cleared, I'm now seeing these tall weeds with black berries hanging from them and they are spreading all over the yard. In addition, I'm seeing a red looking ivy that's now growing in the same areas where my green ivy was growing which is a new occurence. I attached pics. Can you help me to identify please?

    Thank you.

    Rodney

    Ivy 001.jpg

    Ivy 002.jpg
     
  2. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    The black berries are Black Nightshade.Not sure about the red ivy.
     
  3. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    The 'red ivy' looks like Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginea Creeper also called Woodbine.
     
  4. rjeffers

    rjeffers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    How do I get rid of the black night shade and exactly what is it?

    Is either poisenous?

    Thanks for the responses.
     
  5. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

  6. rjeffers

    rjeffers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I was reading that a healthy plant could produce 60-80 seeds per berry. Well, I have a TON of them now. Doah!!!

    Besides putting on some wool gloves to yank them at the root, is there anything I can spray on them?

    Thanks again.
     
  7. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    Probably Roundup but it may be to late in the season for you to apply.
     

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