COLIN CUTHBERT / DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY COLIN CUTHBERT / DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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