Phytolacca americana


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Related to Phytolacca americana: Phytolaccaceae, pokeweed
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Noun1.Phytolacca americana - tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemesPhytolacca americana - tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
pokeweed - perennial of the genus Phytolacca
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Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a native perennial, herbaceous (dies to the ground in the fall), multistemmed plant growing to 4 feet tall, with white flowers in spring.
biloba) in Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia; African-Americans in Baltimore and Philadelphia foraged young pokeweed shoots (Phytolacca americana); and American Indians in Seattle harvested evergreen huckleberries (Vaccinium ovatum) and nettle leaves (Urtica dioica).
& Gray (Malpighiales: Euphorbiaceae), but not on pokeweed, Phytolacca americana L.