American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)

Northern Piedmont, NC(Zone 7b)

Ripe and unripe berries...

Common name: American Pokeweed
Family: Phytolaccaceae
Genus: Phytolacca
Species americana

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Jonesboro, GA(Zone 7b)

I think most of us have memories of making Poke Berry ink -at least I do. It was great fun, but hard to get off your hand & clothes!!

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