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Red Ink Plant

Red Ink Plant

Other Names

American Nightshade
American Pokeweed
Cancer Jalap
Pigeon Berry
Virginia Poke

Red Ink Plant Facts

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

Red Ink Plant Farms

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Red Ink Plant Stories

Critter of the week: Pokeweed
Species: Pokeweed. Scientific name: Phytolacca americana. Nicknames: Poke. Claim to fame: This common Ozarks plant gained national recognition thanks to Tony Joe White's 1969 top-10 song “Poke Salad Annie.” Long before pokeweed became a topic of ... Springfield News-Leader [ story ]

It's pokeweed, not Pokémon, and it's toxic
“The purple fruits are pokeweed – like 'poke salad Annie' in the song,” said Ellen Zagory, public horticulture director at the UC Davis Arboretum. “Phytolacca americana is a weed here, but native in the southeast United States where it is sometimes ... Sacramento Bee [ story ]

Appalachian Appetite produces hearty spreads
The mountains limited travel in days of old, so this family also learned to feed themselves from wild nuts and mushrooms, pumpkins, beans, squirrel, turkey feet and pokeweed. I would have loved to be down-the-road neighbors with this family, trading ... The Port Arthur News [ story ]

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