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American Nightshade

American Nightshade

Other Names

American Pokeweed
Cancer Jalap
Coakum
Garget
Pigeon Berry
Pocan
Pokeberry
Pokeroot
Pokeweed
Red Ink Plant
Redweed
Scoke
Virginia Poke

American Nightshade Facts

American Nightshade is another name for Pokeweed. The binomial for Pokeweed is Phytolacca americana. Pokeweed is called by many other common names.

American Nightshade Farms

It may be possible to find any american nightshade farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

American Nightshade Stories

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Bob Henke column: Trying to think of ... ah, yes: Pokeweed
So it was when, while getting my change back at McDonald's, the word “pokeweed” popped out. Whether received as a request or direction, I presume the teenager at the register was confused. This was entirely the fault of a long-time acquaintance whose ... Glens Falls Post-Star [ story ]

Weeding out the most toxic kinds of vegetation
Along a tree line just a few steps from the front door, they pointed out a suite of potentially harmful plants, namely horse nettle (poisonous fruit), Virginia creeper (skin irritant), poison ivy (enough said) and pokeweed (toxic from head to toe). "If ... NewsOK.com [ story ]


Photo - Garry Kessler in Nature Notes - The Westborough News - Westborough, Massachussetts
 
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