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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Gardening Q & A: All parts of pokewood poisonous, yet birds unfazed
A. The plant is common pokeweed, (Phytolacca americana), of the Phytolaccaceae family, and a native of the eastern United States. The rapid-growing perennial can reach 10 feet before dying back in winter. In spring it will re-emerge from thick fleshy ... Virginian-Pilot [ story ]
Sandy Parrill: Fall is time to be a lazy gardener
I've even left a couple of huge pokeweeds (Phytolacca americana) at the woods' end. They are plants I've cursed and pulled out each summer when seedlings come up in every corner, but I've learned. Not only an impressive plant with great clusters of ... Joplin Globe [ story ]