Tag: Pokeweed

Pokeweed, or Pokeberry

This Pokeweed [Phytolacca americana] was photographed on 30 September 2012 at Fletcher Park, with the fruit in a withered state. Pages 318-319, of Wildflowers of the Carolinas, lists it as being in the Pokeweed (Phytolaccaceae) family. It produces a purplish dye and has been used to make inks, which normally turn brown over time. USDA …

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