Your plant is pokeweed. It grows up to 10 feet tall and is noted for purple berries that follow white flowers later in summer. Rampant in some areas and certainly a bully in the garden bed, but a valuable wildlife food source and a handsome plant. The berries are poisonous (to humans – birds love them!). It’s a stunning plant, and an important resource for wildlife, so you might enjoy having it around for a while, if you can still get in and out that back door… some good info here, along with photos of what it looks like as a young seedling (because we’re betting the birds who brought you this one might bring you another – maybe in a more convenient location!): http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/singlerecord.asp?id=270

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