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Pokeweed or inkberry holds up well in water, and is a native plant to New Jersey. The berries are interesting in mixed arrangement.

Pokeweed or inkberry holds up well in water, and is a native plant to New Jersey. The berries are interesting in mixed arrangement.

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.

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.

Aronia melanocarpa, black chokeberry bush; berries have highest concentration of antioxidants of any fruit. This native shrub is also good looking in the garden!

Aronia melanocarpa, black chokeberry bush; berries have highest concentration of antioxidants of any fruit. This native shrub is also good looking in the garden!

Poke Weed - a good article about this valuable and beneficial healing plant from Corinna Wood from Red Moon Herbs

Poke Weed - a good article about this valuable and beneficial healing plant from Corinna Wood from Red Moon Herbs

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

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

Coneflower Purple- Native  Skip the overly-hybridized, nectar-less Echinacea varieties.  Plant this native and nature will thank you.

Coneflower Purple- Native Skip the overly-hybridized, nectar-less Echinacea varieties. Plant this native and nature will thank you.

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