Pokeweed

Phytolacca americana

4-8
Perennial
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
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Description

Pokeweed is poisonous. The berries are poisonous even when green, and the plants themselves become more poisonous as they mature. It is, however, a traditional food of southern Appalachia. Preparation involves boiling twice and discarding the water, to make the leaves and stems safe to eat.

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