Phytolacca americana – Pokeweed

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a native perennial that is a traditional food of Native Americans and Southerners. Pokeweed can be found in fields, roadsides, and forest edges. It prefers disturbed soil in partial shade to full sun.   Pokeweed starts to send up shoots in mid-spring. Shoots should only be harvested when they have tender, […]