Phytolacca, a delightful, perennial shrub commonly called pokeweed, is an astonishing plant native to the eastern US and California. The plant growth is incredibly fast, going from a small sprout to a plant ten foot tall with hanging clusters of grapelike purple berries in just one season! Treelike when mature, pokeweed is advantageous to a homeopath's remedy, and pokeweed has been used for a variety of cures. They are well known for their delightful pink to purple stalk, green leaves and purple berries; the soil will determine its color. Having been used for its ability to stain, the berries are an excellent dye designed by Indians for coloring their feathers.
The Pokeweed plant can be quite a large plant. These are perennial wildflowers which mean they will come back each year. These plants are very popular for their medicinal qualities and are heavily used in holistic medicine. They will begin to bloom in midsummer months and last until winter. The blooms are tiny pink and white flowers that will attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. These plants will also attract other small animals because it produces a berry when the blooms stop. They prefer moist soil, with good drainage available.