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    • Pokeweed
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    • Phytolacca americana

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Recent Observations

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What

Pokeweed Phytolacca americana

Date

Sep 19, 2014

Description

new leaves sprouting from the base

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Observer

bbi2

Date

Nov 22, 2013 05:43 PM NZDT

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Observer

bbi2

Date

Nov 22, 2013 05:24 PM NZDT
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Description from Wikipedia

American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a large semi-succulent herbaceous perennial plant growing up to 10 feet (3 meters) in height. It is native to eastern North America, the Midwest, and the Gulf Coast, with more scattered populations in the far West. It is also known as Virginia poke, American nightshade, cancer jalap, coakum, garget, inkberry, pigeon berry, pocan, pokeroot, pokeweed, pokeberry, redweed, scoke, red ink plant and chui xu shang lu (in Chinese medicine). Parts of...

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