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WGLT's Grow: The Dangerous And Delightful Pokeweed

Grow is supported by Evergreen FS

On this week's episode of WGLT's Grow, you'll learn about a weed that can be dangerous or delightful, depending on how you handle it.

No, not that one. We're talking about pokeweed, a poisonous perennial plant whose leaves show up in a dish (poke sallet) that's popular in Appalachia and the American south.

Sarah and Murph explain:

WGLT's Grow is your source for gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Murph and Sarah are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today.

Support for WGLT’s Grow comes from FS Custom Turf by Evergreen FS. FS Custom Turf offers complete lawn and tree care services to preserve the health of yards, trees and shrubs. Products and services detailed at Evergreen-FS.com.

Sarah Nardi previously worked for the Chicago Reader covering Arts & Culture. She joined WGLT as a correspondent in 2020. She became WGLT's morning newscaster in 2021.