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Polk Sallet, Poke salad, inkberry as Phytolacca Americana is know by in Oklahoma State is a widely used edible green. Polk is a coarse herbaceous weed growing up to ten feet. It has single alternate leaves, tapered at both ends, with crumpled edges. The stems are often widely branched, pink or red in color. The flowers are white, in long clusters at the ends of the stems. They develop into hanging dark purple berries. The berries are juicy, shiny, dark purplish black, and about a 0.25 in (0.6 cm) in diameter. Pokeberry is an herbaceous perennial that dies back in winter and grows quickly in spring to 8-12 ft (2.4-3.7 m) tall with a spread of 3-6 ft (0.9-01.8 m) or more. Seeds are spread by local birds. The birds are not effected by the poisonous seed of this plant due to it's hard coating. Polk_Sallet_(Phytolacca_americana)