Identification Source

National Audubon Society’s Field Guide to Wildflowers Eastern Region

Pages 119 and 677-678.

A Field Guide to Wildflowers Northeastern and North-Central North America

Pages 200=201.

Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide

Pages 60.

Pokeweed stems and berries are poisonous.

But some people say the leaves are edible if they are harvested before the stems turn red, and you boil the leaves twice in clean water each time. I’m not going to do that!.