Another yard shot, these are green berries, not yet ripened, of American Pokeweed-Phytolacca americana.
We have quite a few of these plants and, as they are native, we don’t discourage their numbers in the yard. There are other plants that we have here that were mistakes to acquire, such as the Canadian Anemone that has run wild since we were given one single plant. That was a pig in a poke but the pokeweed is not.
Pokeweed leaves are another of those folk foods/herbal medicines that require quite a bit of preparation to be able to consume as they are poisonous otherwise. I guess Polk Salad Annie was willing to do the hard labor. Aside from not foraging, I also eschew chewing anything potentially poisonous. When the berries ripen they will be dark purple and can be used for dyeing. Maybe I’ll pick some and get back into tie-dyeing. 🙂