From the many species, Phytolacca Acinosa, Asian poke weed, or Indian poke is growing in our parts. It can reach 1.5 m (5ft) in height with the same spread.
Birds love these big, 4–12 mm diameter berries and spread them all over the large, green leaves of the bush.
|Phytolacca Acinosa berries - pokeweed fruit panicles|
Inkberry bush fruits are globose berries on large panicles, green at first, ripening dark purple to black.
|Poke weed flowers- Phytolacca Acinosa|
Though the plant is poisonous to humans, it is said that young leaves are cooked like spinach, in some parts of the world.
|Phytolacca Acinosa -Indian poke fruits and foliage|