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Phytolacca americana

Phytolacca americana
American pokeweed; poke sallat
Phytolacca americana

Common name American pokeweed; poke sallat
Family phytolaccaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z2-11)
Flowers white
Size to 12'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes likes moist soil
From seed self-seeds, with help from birds

This huge weed grows everywhere in wild areas around us. Our friends the birds make sure it finds its way into our garden as well, but we don't let it get to its gargantuan proportions. Every once in a while though, one slips our attention for long enough to bloom. The photos on this page are evidence of such an occurrence. The berries will eventually turn deep purple to black, but we try not to let them go that far.

American pokeweed; poke sallat

Builds an impressive root system, which makes them difficult to fully extract when weeding.

This is a weed in our garden

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