Scoke: Ink-berry: Garget. Phytolacca decandra.
Pokeweed Family. July - Sept.
A plant 4 - 10 feet tall. Found by roadsides, in clearings, waste places. Maine and Ontario to Florida and Texas.
Small, with 5 white divisions, pink tinted outside, and a conspicuous green center; borne in loose spikes. Berries dark purple in long drooping clusters. Ripe August - October.
Oblong to lance-shaped, tapering at both ends.
Plant stems branching, reddening toward fall. Root large, poisonous.