What is this giant tuber?

akanuckel(6a)May 8, 2013

Bought a house last year and the gardens are horribly overgrown. I was hacking and slashing my way through a shade bed today and wouldnt have noticed this except for the gigantic root. Probably just a weed, but they are all over that bed and now I'm curious! Thanks!

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lola-lemon(5b East WA)

I can't see the shape of the stems (petioles?) and leaves ...but it looks like rhubarb.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 7:37PM
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lola-lemon(5b East WA)

I can't see the shape of the stems (petioles?) and leaves ...but it looks like rhubarb.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 7:38PM
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akanuckel(6a)

The stems are round, so I don't think its rhubarb. The stems and leaves put me in mind of a bergenia, but aren't those evergreen?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 7:45PM
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nel5397

It looks like a pokeweed root.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 7:59PM
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lisanti07028(z6NJ)

second vote for pokeweed here

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 8:00PM
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esh_ga

Yep, pokeweed.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 8:23PM
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