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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
Please click map for more detailed map and driving directions.

QUESTION: I was looking for some help on what type of wild berry if so this is. When I pulled one of these plants up it soaked my leather gloves all the way through and stained my hands. I am located in Bastrop County,Tx.

ANSWER: The plant is Pokeweed or Pokeberry (Phytolacca americana). The berries are said to be poisonous. The leaves are poisonous too unless cooked properly. This is the plant that folks in the Southeastern U.S. use to make Poke Salad.