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Related to pokeweed: Phytolacca americana, Poke salad


n Latin name:
Phytolacca americana; parts used: fruit, leaves, stems, roots; uses: laxative, emetic, rheumatism, pruritus, upper respiratory ailments, antifungal, antiviral, antitumor; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, ulcers (stomach and duodenal), possible toxicity; known to cause respiratory depression, coma, and death. Also called
cancer jalap, cancer root, changras, coakum, crowberry, garget, pigeonberry, pocon, pokeberry, poke salad, redink plant, redwood, scoke, txiu kub nyug, or
Virginia poke.



pokeweed mitogen (PWM)
see pokeweed mitogen.
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Expression of pokeweed antiviral proteins in creeping bentgrass.
Cells from patients and controls, as well as cells with known mitogenic stimulation, were cultured with or without an optimal concentration of either phytohemagglutin (PHA; 25 [micro]g/mL; Grand Island Biological Company, Grand Island, NY) or pokeweed mitogen (PWM; 5 [micro]g/mL; Sigma Chemical Company).
Fruit ripening times and removal rates were monitored for flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), and blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) from September through November, 2000 in Middle Georgia.
pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), and broom-sedge (Andropogon virginicus).
Bird-loving landowners should plant shrubs such as northern arrowwood, bayberry, and pokeweed, which produce berries that birds like, he recommends.
Pokeweed (Phytolacca acinosa) with its masses of red and black fruits, is everywhere and so are hellebores.
over everything, over the pokeweed and trees of heaven,
When pokeweed has green berries, expect the Japanese beetles to be at their strongest in the soybeans and roses.
americana; American Pokeweed or Pokeberry; Old-field along RR track; Abundant; C = 0; BSUH 18835.
A spring ritual at my house is the gathering of pokeweed, or "poke" as it is commonly called.