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Pokeweed

Pokeweed

Other Names

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

Pokeweed Facts

The binomial name for Pokeweed is Phytolacca americana. Pokeweed is sometimes called American Pokeweed, and also an assortment of many other common names.

Pokeweed Farms

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

Pokeweed Stories

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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 ]


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