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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

Scientific Name: Phytolacca americana

Common Name: Pokeweed

Species Most Often Affected: cattle, sheep, humans, turkeys, swine, horses

Poisonous Parts: all

Primary Poisons: phytolaccatoxin, phytolaccigenin

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