Pokeweed/Pokeberry (phytolacca)

POKEWEED/POKEBERRY
(Phytolacca)
A.K.A.
Pokebush, Pokeberry, Pokeroot or Poke Sallet, Inkberry and Ombu
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Pokeweed consists of about 25 species of perennial herbs, shrub and tree. The grow anywhere from 3.3 to 82 ft in height. The leaves either deciduous or evergreen are pointed at the end, simple with the margins partially or entirely crinkled and alternate each other. Stems can be either green, red or pink. Flowers are produced in long racemes at the end of the stems and tend to be greenish white, to pink in color. The berries are green at first and when ripened turn to dark purple to black.

Distribution:
Found throughout most of the United States except the Mountain States, Alaska and Hawaii.consists

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion

Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids, Phytolaccatoxin and phytolaccigenin

Clinical Symptoms:
May be severe stomach cramping, nausea with persistent diarrhea and vomiting, sometimes bloody, slow and difficult breathing, weakness, spasms, hypertension, severe convulsions, and death.

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
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