Other NamesAmerican Nightshade
Red Ink Plant
Coakum is another name for Pokeweed. The binomial for Pokeweed is Phytolacca americana. Pokeweed is called by many other common names.
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These caterpillars are land caterpillars, too, and dine on plants like alfalfa, cucumbers, tomatoes and pokeweed. Harold Winer photographed a crayfish on the 10th green at Stumpy Lake Golf Course. He said he had never seen a crayfish on the course before. Virginian-Pilot [ story ]
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The new leaves of the Poke Weed are said to be edible but berries of the tall Poke Weed plant, which look like white grapes, are toxic. The Nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers and potatoes, also includes Deadly ... Circleville Herald [ story ]
Dickson: Some plants can be hazardous to your health
I picked newly sprouted pokeweed leaves that we cooked as greens when I was young. But the precaution that we followed was boil it three times and discard the water before eating. It sure took a lot of leaves to make a mess of greens. Marsh marigold ... Monroe News Star [ story ]