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Phytolacca americana - Plant

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phytolacca-americana
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American pokeweed
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American pokeweed, or simply pokeweed, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the pokeweed family Phytolaccaceae growing up to 8 feet in height. It is native to the eastern United States and has significant toxicity.

Common name: American pokeweed
Color: purple to almost black
Bloom time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Height: 8 feet (2 meters)
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 26°/20°C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed.
  • Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.


Special Feature:
The powdered root when inhaled is very irritating to the respiratory passages, and often produces a severe coryza, with headache and prostration, pain in chest, back, and abdomen, conjunctival injection and ocular irritation, and occasionally causes violent emeto-catharsis. Phytolacca slows the heart s action, reduces the force of the pulse, and lessens the respiratory movements.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • The powdered root when inhaled is very irritating to the respiratory passages, and often produces a severe coryza, with headache and prostration, pain in chest, back, and abdomen, conjunctival injection and ocular irritation, and occasionally causes violent emeto-catharsis.
  • Phytolacca slows the heart s action, reduces the force of the pulse, and lessens the respiratory movements.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Reference:
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