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Phytolacca americana

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Phytolacca americana

Object description

American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a large, shrubby perennial growing up to 10 feet in height native to eastern North America. The plant has a large white taproot, green or red stems, and large, simple leaves. White flowers are followed by purple to almost black berries, which are a good food source for songbirds although it is highly toxic for human and livestock.

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Author(s) / Publisher

Zeynel Cebeci


Geography, Plant Science


scoke, redweed, pokeweed, poke root, pocan bush, pigeon berry, inkberry, garget, coakum, cancer jalap, American nightshade

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Undergraduate (18-21)

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This resource is licensed under the license(CC-BY-NC-ND) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported

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