Virginian poke
American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a large semi-succulent herbaceous perennial plant growing up to 10 feet (3 meters) in height. It is native to eastern North America, the Midwest, and the Gulf Coast, with more scattered populations in the far West. It is also known as Virginia poke,American nightshade, cancer jalap, coakum, garget,inkberry, pigeon berry,pocan,pokeroot,pokeweed,pokeberry,redweed, scoke,red ink plant and chui xu shang lu (in Chinese medicine). Parts of this plant are highly toxic to livestock and humans, and it is considered a major pest by farmers. Nonetheless, some parts can be used as food if properly prepared.
The plant has a large white taproot, green or red stems, and large, simple leaves. White flowers are followed by purple to almost black berries, which are a good food source for songbirds such as Gray Catbird, Northern Cardinal, Brown Thrasher, and Northern Mockingbird.

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It is also known as Virginia poke, American nightshade, cancer jalap, coakum, garget, inkberry, pigeon berry, pocan, pokeroot, pokeweed, pokeberry, redweed, ...
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Pokeweed Effectiveness, Safety, and Drug Interactions on RxList
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Virginian Poke, Phytolacca Decan-Dra - Chest of Books
Apr 8, 2013 ... A tall, robust perennial, within conspicuous flowers and long dense spikes of purplish berries. It will grow anywhere and in any soil ; but is most ...
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A Modern Herbal | Poke Root
Chongras. Morelle à Grappes. Herbe de la Laque. Amerikanische scharlachbeere. Kermesbeere. Virginian poke. Poke Berry. ---Parts Used---Dried root, berries.
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Virginian Poke
Virginian poke. Phytolacca americana. Colors Obtained. Red, Pink. Dye Ingredients. Copyright © 2011 Turkish Cultural Foundation.
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Are poke berries edible? - Yahoo! Answers
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Other common name(s): common pokeweed, poke root, poke salad (or poke sallet), poke berry, poke, Virginia poke, inkberry, cancer root, American nightshade, pigeon berry .... Urban herbs: medicinal plants at Georgetown University.
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Pokestock/polkstalk: n. a single shot shotgun; historically a rifle with an unusually long .... Walt Wolfram and Donna Christian, Appalachian Speech (Arlington, Virginia: Center for .... University of South Carolina, College of Arts and Science.
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May 13, 2013 ... We also have to keep the ratio of Virginia residents and out-of-state residents in mind. .... As you start to poke around in the registration system, do not be ... state probably has a former classmate at the other state universities.
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Mar 15, 2013 ... The University of Virginia** *Atlantic Coast Conference* *** *** **Year Founded:* * 1819 (school), 1888 ... It's always fun to poke at you guys.
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Appreciation is expressed to William N. Grafton, extension wildlife specialist, West Virginia University, for help with this work including selection of plant species ...
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Apr 29, 2013 ... Even though West Virginians have voted Republican in the past four presidential ... While many other comedians use the truth to poke fun at themselves or ... West Virginia University's official student publication since 1887.
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I grew up in West Virginia when the state was not very culturally diverse. ... The story was also an opportunity to poke a stick at the high-brow snotty literati who ...
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Dec 31, 2002 ... (AP) — The University of Virginia apologized Tuesday for a student pep band that poked fun at West Virginians during halftime of a college ...
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Jan 10, 2013 ... The poll found that 66 percent of Virginia voters favor armed police officers in schools, while ... LOOK: Awesome Cartoons Poke Fun At Rich Brooklyn Families 36 ... according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
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The College of William and Mary (founded 1693) is the country's second oldest college; the University of Virginia was largely the creation of Thomas Jefferson.
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A new English dictionary on historical principles: founded mainly ...
A new English dictionary on historical principles: founded mainly ...
Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, Sir William Alexander Craigie, Charles Talbut Onions, 1905
Poke, sb.* Abo 7 poak(e, pooke. [Of N. American Indian origin ; in sense 1, app. the same as the Virginian word cited by early travellers as uppowoc, apooke, smoke, in Narraganset puck smoke; in sense 2, app. shortened from Pocan.] + 1.
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1886
THE Virginian poke. The Virginian poke (Phytolacca decandra) is a plant that is often sent us in fruit by readers who are puzzled by finding it unexpectedly in their gardens, the fruit being like a long string of small Blackberries. It is a stout, ...
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Daniel F. Austin, 2004
... cognate with pakkan) pigeon [poke] berry (Carolinas) poke salat (although “ salat” and “salad,” are etymologically the ... as a potherb) [American] poke weed [ pokeweed] (in use by 1751, USA); [Virginian] poke [skoke] (from Virginia Powhatan ...
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William Miller, 1884
Water-vine gigantea. E. Indian Fountain-tree Phytolacca acinosa. Indian Poke decandra. Coahum, Crimson-berry -plant, Dgers' -grapes, Garget, Pigeon-berry, Red- ink-plant, Virginian poke-weed, Poke or Scoke dioica. Tree Poke, Umbra- tree ...
THE ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY
THE ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY
1896
A largely-used kind of tobacco, grown and manufactured in Virginia. ... A. -4s adj. ; Of or pertaining to the staU of Virginia. ... Virginian-poke,. a. Bot.: Phytolocm decandra. [PHVTOLACCA.] Virginian poplar, «. Bot. : The genus Liriodendron ( q.v.).
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The Virginian: Sunny pokes fun at American Journalists + in French
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More Than One Meaning for “Poke”
One of my favorite country expressions is pig in a poke. For those unfamiliar with the expression, a poke is a sack. To buy something without first looking at it is to buy a pig in a poke. (As we do when we buy things online.) I once used the word with a group of eighth-graders and discovered that poke can be used with a sexual connotation. With that age group, just about any word can be.
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Working The Roots: POKE: The Jedi of the Plant World
From the Declaration of Independence to solar technology Phytolacca Americana, aka: poke, pokebush, pokeberry, pokeroot, polk salad, polk sallet, inkberry, ombú, American pokeweed, cancer-root, cancer jalap, pocan, pigeon berry, reujin-d-ours, sekerciboyaci, skoke, Virginian poke, yoshu-yama-gobo, yyamilin. (Image courtesy of umces.
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MICHIGAN WILD SHRUB...Pokeweed Phytolacca americana Other Names: Poke Salet, American Pokeweed, Cancer-root, Cancer jalap, Inkberry, Pigeon Berry, Pocan, Poke, Poke Root, Pokeberry, Reujin D Ours, Sekerciboyaci, Skoke, Virginian Poke, Yoshu-Yama-Gobo, Yy
I found this while walking in my neighborhood forested area. It is just gorgeous and I love pink and green together in plants! Interestingly enough, without the berries it could look exactly like a Fuchsia plant, both leaves and pink branches. Can someone identify this for me...I am learning about all these new to me Eastern plants...:) Thanks to Trish I went and found a very interesting nature site and was amazed at the article about this plant....here is the site: www.altnature.com/gallery/pokeweed.htm AH HA...AFTER READING THIS I realize that this is the plant made famous in an old song I used to know called ''POKE SALAD ANNIE''....I never knew what the song was talking about...finally after over 50 years....I can sing ''Poke/Polk Salad Annie'', with understanding...:) :) www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOzaVpgeHJg In the song Elvis says it looks like a turnip green....??? (Not at all to me)...:) I also remember as a girl reading the Laura Ingall's Wilder books which mentioned the Poke Weed...and as a girl on the Pacific Coast in California, always wondered what it was like...:)
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Pokeweed Phytolacca americana Other Names: Poke Salet, American Pokeweed, Cancer-root, Cancer jalap, Inkberry, Pigeon Berry, Pocan, Poke, Poke Root, Pokeberry, Reujin D Ours, Sekerciboyaci, Skoke, Virginian poke, Yoshu-Yama-Gobo, Yyamilin Caution : Toxic when misused. For experienced herbalists only. Can cause intense vomiting and diarrhea. Habitat Pokeweed is a common perennial native plant, found in Northern and Central N. America from the New England States to Minnesota and south to Florida and Texas, naturalized in Britain and other countries. Growing in damp rich soils in clearings, woodland margins and roadsides. Cultivation: Pokeweed is an easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils and full sun or partial shade. The stout erect stalk is tall, growing to 10 feet or more, smooth and branching, turning deep red or purple as the berries ripen and the plant matures. The root is conical, large and fleshy, covered with a thin brown bark. Leaves are about 5 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide, simple, alternate, ovate-lanceolate, and smooth. The flowers which appear from July to September are long-stalked clusters and each has 5 whitish petals with green centers. The fruit is a rich deep purple round berry, containing a rich crimson juice. Gather young edible shoots in spring, the roots in fall, slice and dry for later use, and berries as they ripen.
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Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana): General Information
General Information: background - In folk medicine, pokeweed leaves have been used for rheumatism, arthritis, emesis (vomiting) and purging. Unsubstantiated reports describe the toxicity of pokeweed root and berries, which may be due to the saponin content of the plant. One derivative of pokeweed, pokeweed antiviral protein (PAP) from the spring leaves of -Phytolacca Americana-, shows promising therapeutic effects. Interest...
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