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Connecticut Plants
Pokeweed (Poke)
Phytolacca americana L.

Pokeweed has dark purple berries; their juice was once used as a dye. The plant's stems are often a distinctive pink.

  • Family: pokeweed (Phytolaccaceae)
  • Habitat: moist thickets, clearings, roadsides
  • Height: 4-10 feet
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Phytolacca americana L.
Phytolacca americana L.