Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed)

Phytolacca americana

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: pokeweed, American pokeweed, poke root, ink berry
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb

Phytolacca americana, or pokeweed, is a rather weedy looking species that is a surprising native, growing throughout most of the US, except the Rocky Mountain area. It grows in waste areas and woodland settings.

In our yard, this grows in the Woodland Area.

Our growing score: 3

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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