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Coakum

Coakum

Other Names

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

Coakum Facts

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

Coakum Farms

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

Coakum Stories

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This plant can kill you or be a part of a killer salad — so handle it with care
Pokeweed, also called poke or pokeberry (Phytolacca americana), is a native herbaceous plant found throughout most of the U.S., in fields and weedy areas and along forest edges and roadsides. It's striking in appearance — 5-10 feet high or taller ... Island Packet (blog) [ story ]

The Vegetarian's Puffer Fish
Pokeweed is at its most beautiful in early autumn. It is also at its most toxic. From its lovely purple-black berries to the very tip of its stout, white taproot, the plant is poison. Consequently, it may seem strange that pokeweed is avidly sought out ... New York Times [ story ]


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