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Poke Root

Phytolacca decandra

Description:

P. decandra is an ornamental plant in the Phytolaccaceae family. These terms supplant the Algonquian term for the plant, pocan, meaning "blood red." Its informal name, poke root or poke week, also descends from the Algonquin.

Notes:

It is used in herbalism to stimulate the flow of lymph and is emetic in anything other than small doses.

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2 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Thanks Yuko..

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Jason Alexander
Spotted by
Jason Alexander

Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on May 5, 2013
Submitted on May 6, 2013

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