Note: all parts are poisonous, particularly the roots. POKEWEED (Phytolacca americana) has been used for many things over the years. Native Americans used it to treat cancer, rheumatism, itching & syphilis. They ate young pokeweed shoots, which contain very low levels of toxins compared to the rest of the plant (they boiled them several times). Berries were used to make ink & dye.The food industry makes red food coloring. See more.
Turtlehead. Native, One of the most beautiful sights in my fall garden is the pink turtlehead in bloom. The shiny, dark green leaves set off the tubular pink blooms perfectly. Pale green seedpods are quite ornamental into November, native to eastern US. named for the shape of its pink or white blooms. Has lustrous, glossy green foliage, looks great until frost. Full sun, moist soil, To 3 feet tall Zones: 4-9
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