The Toxic Perennial You Don't Want To See In Your Yard

Although some poisonous plants may look beautiful in your garden, you don't want to leave them in place

It produces rich, purple-colored berries that look like clusters of grapes. However, eating a handful of these berries can make a child very sick.

Though some people may cook the leaves, stems, and roots of the pokeweed for medicinal reasons, improper preparation of these parts of the plant can result in serious illness. 

The best option is to destroy this scary weed right away whenever you see it in your garden.

Pokeweed, also called pokeberry, is a weed that can pop up almost anywhere in the United States, aside from the southern and northern-most areas of the country.

It can grow in almost any kind of soil, and it doesn't have a preference for sunny or shady areas.

Pokeberry can grow to be between 6 and 10 feet in height, andits pink stem can be as large as 2 inches in diameter




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