Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed)

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Pokeweed is a tall, large-leaved perennial that grows from a thick taproot, but also re-seeds readily. The small white flowers are followed by dark purple berries. The berries are eaten by many species of birds as well as mammals.   

Pokeweed has a very long bloom season and is an important food source. It is also a host plant for the Giant Leopard Moth. The flowers attract mostly syrphid flies and halictid bees. 

Pokeweed is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part sun to part shade. 

POISONOUS PARTS: All parts, mainly the roots; shoots, leaves, and berries when fresh and in quantity. Highly toxic, may be fatal if eaten. 

 

 AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Medium
Sun exposure Part shade
Bloom color White
Bloom time Spring, summer, fall.
Mature height 5-10 ft, but can grow taller.
Mature spread 2-5 ft
Attracts Birds, bees
Host plant Giant Leopard Moth.
Deer resistant Yes


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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)