Phytolacca americana, Common Pokeweed
Perennial that looks tree-like and can grow up to ten feet. Stalk is smooth, hollow and deep red / purple. Leaves are large and elliptical and alternate on stem. Flowers grow in drooping clusters and are white / green. Fruit is purple and grape-like and droop from plant.
High because it is palatable to grazers.
The entire plant is toxic, concentration of toxins in the roots.
Burning of the mouth, stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, gastrointestinal upset, colic, birth defects, tumors.
Contains a phytolaccotoxin alkaloid which can be fatal.
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.