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* 25 POTE SALLET SEEDS (POKE SALAD) ** SOUTHERN#1106

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* 25 POTE SALLET SEEDS (POKE SALAD)*

Hi ya'l, ... here's our southern plant dish....."Poke Sallet" ..... (Phytolacca americana) - Pokeberry/Poke Berry If some of you’all never been down South,.... They're gonna tell you a little bit about this plant,...Down here we have a plant that grows out in the woods and the fields,and just about everywhere.....Now, i have to mentioned that poke salad is poisonous. According to Wikipedia, poke salad must be boiled three times, discarding the water each time, to remove all toxins..... Looks somethin’ like a turnip greens...( Fun Facts)..Old timers often made pokeberry wine and jelly and jams!...Pokeweed ink was used to write the Declaration of Independence!.... Everybody calls it poke sallet...."Poke" comes from the Indian word "Pokan" which is any plant that produces a dye, usually red. This plant is widely known for it's berries being used as ink.... This herbaceous perennial weed surfaces late spring to early summer then begins to die back in fall, surfacing again the next growing season. Birds love the berries from this plant and it is noted that after dining on them they act drunk. They are immune to it's poison, mammals are not..This shrub average height is about 4 feet but can be as tall as 10ft and will grow in all types of soil and is often mistaken for the Elderberry bush..... Young tender leaves are edible when boiled thoroughly and often used for many variations of a poke salad. Seedless cooked berries are used for pies. The weed also has many medicinal values including having an effectiveness relieving arthritis pain, as an arthritis preventive (one berry a day is commonly recommended but some people on the web have reported eating many more!......The root is the remedy most commonly used. Various sources list the primary effects as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, lymphatic cleanser, immune system booster, anti-inflammatory, emetic, cathartic and alterative...and also a pretty good song about this plant.....by Tony Joe White, "Polk Salad Annie." From the album Black and White, 1969...Can be grown as a summertime crop, and even in containers....$ 1.65 a pack seeds... Thanks, RobsRareandGiantSeeds.com

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