Pokeweed

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We guarantee your plants to be in excellent condition and arrive alive. If you have any problems with your order, please contact us via email (do not call us, email us with pictures) and state the problem and photos of the problem along with your order # to customerservice@tennesseewholesalenursery.com within 24 hours of order receival. No exceptions to this warranty so please, if you have any problems, we must receive an email within 24 hours of delivery.

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Pokeweed is an Ornamental Plant

Pokeweed (Phytolacca Americana) plant known as the American Pokeweed it is a plant of significant toxicity. Pokeweed is a herbaceous perennial that can grow up to eight feet in height. The flowers range from green to white and then produce dark purple to almost black in color berries that many varieties of birds feed. Pokeweed plants have a variety of stem colors ranging from green to red and even purple. American pokeweed is used as an ornamental plant native to the eastern portion of North America, including the Midwest, and found as far south as the gulf coast region. You can find it growing in pastures and woodland areas in the wild.

Pokeweed can Be Found Growing in Pastures and Woodland Areas in the Wild

Pokeweed produces long viability seeds; they can last for up to two years in the soil. The entire pokeweed plant is considered toxic to mammals and humans; the plant's highest concentrated toxin region is located in the rootstalk. Be aware that the leaves, flowers, berries, and stems are also toxic, and this plant becomes more poisonous as it matures. Pokeweed can absorb through the skin, so it is recommended to wear gloves and be covered when handling this plant. The sap from this plant can cause dermatitis for people with skin sensitivities. In addition to songbirds, there are a few varieties of smaller animals that seem immune to the toxins of the pokeweed plant. Raccoons, opossums, the white-footed mouse, and a few types of fox remain unaffected by the toxic berries of the American pokeweed. The stem of the pokeweed plant usually turns red as the plant matures, and it takes a few years for the root of the plant to grow strong enough to support the plant entirely.

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