Other NamesAmerican Nightshade
Red Ink Plant
Garget is another name for Pokeweed. The binomial for Pokeweed is Phytolacca americana. Pokeweed is called by many other common names.
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The Vegetarian's Puffer Fish
Songs have been written extolling pokeweed's virtues. In fact, no less than Elvis Presley and Tom Jones covered Tony Joe White's “Polk Salad Annie” — a song about more than just eating poke salad. I only hope Annie was harvesting and cooking her ... New York Times [ story ]
Barbecue guru speaking at library
Uncle Roy would "give me chores to do -- hauling wood, gathering poke weed for dinner -- and when I finished chores, he rewarded me with meats," Berry said. In "The Kentucky Barbecue Book," Berry said he covers "the state's unsung, rich barbecue ... Paducah Sun [ story ]