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Pokeroot
Phytolacca americana
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Poisonous! Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-9)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
(Pokeweed) Pleasant early spring potherb tasting like asparagus. Young unfolded leaves (older leaves are poisonous) are boiled. Powdered roots were used in a poultice by early settlers to treat cancerous ulcers. Used to treat rheumatism, arthritis and respiratory infections.
P4600 Plants $4.25/ea, $9.60/3 plants, $30.60/12 plants
Currency: United States Dollar

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