American pokeweed

Phytolacca americana

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Phytolacca americana, the American pokeweed or simply pokeweed, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the pokeweed family Phytolaccaceae growing up to 8 feet (2 meters) in height. It is native to the eastern United States and has significant toxicity.

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  1. (c) Tim Gibson, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/53933665@N06/5039218643
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytolacca_americana

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