Pokeweed Purple & Pink

Pokeweed Purple & Pink

Berries of American Pokeweed – Phytolacca americana – are a favourite for songbirds. The whole plant is toxic to humans when misused. Also known as ink-weed, the berries are used for red dye or ink . New medical research shows great promise for the pokeweed antiviral protein in the treatment of childhood Leukemia.

© Sheila Creighton 2014