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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

All the Dirt on Gardening: Weeds can be useful
Among the plants we love are many with the word “weed” in their name, including: Jimson weed, butterfly weed, Bishop's weed, Joe Pye weed, milkweed, jewel weed, rosin weed and pokeweed. Some we plant intentionally, and others show up as gifts from ... Muskogee Daily Phoenix [ story ]

Invasive pokeweed: Remove toxic plant carefully
Why is pokeweed bad? Birds often eat the berries and carry the seeds to new locations, including natural areas. Left unmanaged, pokeweed can form dense patches and overwhelm native plants and trees. This damages the region's natural areas and parks, ... The Oregonian - [ story ]

Go Ahead, Little Goat, Eat Some Poison Ivy. It Won't Hurt A Bit
If you see goats eating pokeweed and say, "Wait a minute this is a poisonous plant [to livestock]" — it doesn't affect goats. So bring on the goats! Here in North Carolina I have done work to clear up pastures and an abandoned orchard. We used goats ... NPR (blog) [ story ]

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