The American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a poisonous, herbaceous, perennial flowering plant in the Phytolaccaceae family. It is also known as Poke Sallet, Dragonberries, Poke Root, and Inkberry.
It is native to easter North America.
It grows to 120-300 centimetres (4-10 feet) tall.
It has simple leaves on green to red or purplish stems.
The American Pokeweed flowers are green to white.
The fruit is a berry that is almost black when ripe.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, August 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls