Poke-berry-bush, the pokeweed, or pokeberry, also goes by the names of poke or pigeonberry. pretty much labeled as a weed, the plant can grow up to 8-12 feet in height and 3-6 feet across. it can be found in sunset zones 4-25. along the magenta stems hang spear-head shaped 6- to 12-inch long leaves and long racemes of white blooms during the summer months.. Phytolacca americana, also known as american pokeweed, pokeweed, poke sallet, dragonberries is a poisonous, herbaceous perennial plant in the pokeweed family phytolaccaceae growing up to 8 ft (2.4m) in height. it has simple leaves on green to red or purplish stems and a large white taproot., phytolacca is a genus of perennial plants native to north america, south america and east asia. some members of the genus are known as pokeweeds or similar names such as pokebush, pokeberry, pokeroot or poke sallet. other names for species of phytolacca include inkberry and ombú..
Pokeweed or pokeberry (phytolacca americana) is a native plant that grows in disturbed soils, such as fields and pastures. the plant is hazardous to livestock and all parts of the plant are considered toxic. it is a perennial with a red, woody stem boasting long, oval leaves that may get up to ten inches long., american pokeweed (phytolacca americana l.)by david taylor. american pokeweed is a member of the phytolaccaceae, the pokeweed family. members of the family are found around the world in tropical and subtropical distribution with a few species that occur in temperate areas..
The berry, root, and leaves are used as medicine. despite serious safety concerns, people use pokeweed for achy muscles and joints (rheumatism), swelling of the nose, throat, and chest, swollen and..., poke berries are cooked and the resulting liquid used to color canned fruits and vegetables. caution is advised as the whole plant, but especially the berry, is poisonous raw, causing vomiting and diarrhea. a beautiful red ink and a dye are obtained from the fruit. the rootstock is rich in saponins and can be used as a soap substitute..
Mature pokeweed (also called poke salad, poke sallet, pokeberry, and others) stands 5–10 feet (1.5–3 meters) tall. the leaves are alternate, 5) large (4–10 inches or 10–25 centimeters), toothless, oval- or lance-shaped, fairly succulent, somewhat wavy along the edges, and prominently veined.