Part of this lack of gardening skills is due to the fact that I cannot tell the difference between a plant and a weed. I guess if I used common sense I'd be able to figure it out. If it quickly dies - it must be a plant, and if it lives forever it must be a weed.
I have some greenery growing in my side yard. I'm pretty sure it's a weed because it shows up every spring, and no matter how many times we whack it down it comes back bigger and hardier. I guess you could say it grows like a - you got it, a weed.
As you can see, it's got huge leaves and purple berries.
I'd like to identify this