Poke is a herbaceous perennial and is native to North America. Though considered as a weed in Illinois, it is the source of food in some regions of the country. Its habitat ranges from the New England states to Florida and as far west as eastern Nebraska. Poke is frequent in open woods and occurs in waste places, along fencerows, about farmsteads, in pastures, if the soil is especially moist and rich.
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Last revised 12/07/95
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