Phytolacca americana
Pokeweed, Inkberry, Pigeonberry

Family: Pokeweed (Phytolaccaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 1-3 m

Flower Color: White

Flower Size: 6 inch spikes of 1/4 inch flowers

Bloom Season: July-September

Fruit: A dark purple berry

Conditions: Damp thickets, clearings, and roadsides

Sunlight: Full to filtered sun

Moisture: Damp

Most of the plant is poisonous, although young tender leaves may be eaten if they are thoroughly cooked with two exchanges of water.

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