Pokeweed (Pokeberry, Poke, Pokebush)

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  • Common Name: Pokeweed (Pokeberry, Poke, Pokebush)
  • Latin Name: Phytolacca spp.
  • Family Name: Phytolaccaceae

All parts are TOXIC, containing phytolaccatoxin and phytolaccigenin (which are poisonous to mammals), and tannin and could cause diarrhoea, stomach irritation, irregular heart rate, and breathing problems.  Fatalities in lower animals have been recorded. 

Although found in the wild in America, Pokeberry is also cultivated for the garden in the UK. 

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