Native to USA
State distribution (USDA): AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH , OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
Herbaceous perennial ranging from 5 to 10 feet in height, Pokeweed blooms small white flowers from July to September. While the flowers will attract insects, which will in turn attract insectivorous birds, Pokeweed’s most alluring feature when it comes to birds are its deep purple berries, which appear about a month after the flowers bloom. The berries are widely eaten by a number of species and are particular favorite of the American Robin and Eastern Bluebird.
Birds Most Commonly Associated with Pokeweed
American Robin Brown Thrasher Cedar Waxwing Eastern Bluebird Gray Catbird Hermit Thrush Insectivorous Birds Mourning Dove Northern Cardinal Northern Mockingbird Red-Bellied Woodpecker Rose-Breasted Grosbeak