Pokeroot (Phytolacca americana)

Pokeroot (Phytolacca americana)

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Caption: Pokeroot flower buds (Phytolacca americana). This plant is used in herbal medicine to treat diseases related to a compromised immune system. The fruits are poisonous and the sap may cause allergic skin reactions. It is a powerful emetic (induces vomiting). Photographed in Dilston Physic Garden, Northumberland, UK.

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