There’s a blog called Nadia’s Backyard that has a description of Pokeweed that is far better than I could ever do. Check it out at http://nadiasyard.com/our-native-plants/american-pokeweed/.
So, what can I add? Hmmm. I do remember a friend telling me about her child eating some of the berries and they rushed the kid to the hospital to induce vomiting or pump the stomach or something like that. I guess they didn’t want to be a test case for how poisonous the berries are.
One time I got a bunch of the berries and made a dye out of it and dyed a handkerchief. That was my only attempt at dying things and I think I’m satisfied. I’m not really dying to dye things anymore. 🙂 I never did use that handkerchief for anything, just wanted to see what the process was.