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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

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

Red Ink Plant Stories

From Our Gardens: Planting that's for the birds
Flowering Dogwood, American Beauty-berry and Pokeweed are also popular with migrating birds. Hollies such as Winterberry retain their fruits well into winter and provide food for birds that stay here during the cold season. Perennials such as Purple ... Greensboro News & Record [ story ]

For natural dyes, look to the yard or kitchen
The beautiful purple berries on pokeweed plants, although tempting, are poisonous and should also be avoided, Uyterhoeven said. To be safe, designate a pot specifically for dyeing projects, and use gloves to protect your skin. If you're dyeing in the ... Observer-Reporter [ story ]

Claiborne Outside: Mourning dove
Adult birds are strictly vegetarian, consisting of seeds from grasses, grains, and weeds, along with berries from pokeweed and other plants. The birds are not strong enough to scratch through crusted snow for food, so the northern residents migrate south. Claiborne Progress [ story ]

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