Native to North America
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
CANADIAN DISTRIBUTION: NB, ON, QC
Pokeweed Identification and Relationship with Birds
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.