Phytolaccaceae Phytolacca americana L.

American Pokeweed

Cherokee - Food, Cooking Agent

Use documented by:
Perry, Myra Jean, 1975, Food Use of 'Wild' Plants by Cherokee Indians, The University of Tennessee, M.S. Thesis, page 51

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Scientific name: Phytolacca americana L.
USDA symbol: PHAMA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Pokeweed
Family: Phytolaccaceae
Family (APG): Phytolaccaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Cooking Agent
Notes: Berries used to color canned fruit.

RECRD: 2207 id: 26806