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Yes it`s a song but also a southern salad! Pokeweed is very edible either raw or cooked. The consistency is like spinach. It grows very well down south and in mountain areas. Usually eaten by poor farmers and families with lots of mouths to feed. I`ve never had it personally but I do know where it grows on my property. If times get tough it may be that little weed that helps us survive hunger! The plant itself has pretty purple berries but these are not edible, only the young tender leaves. You can click thru the link below to get photos of the plant in the wild - it grows very tall, hear the song Poke Salad Annie by Tony Joe White, and get recipe ideas. Not everyone is a fan of greens just like not everyone is a fan of grits, but hey if you are adventurous, don`t just watch people on the food network eating unique things, try something new yourself!! pokesalad pokesalat pokesaladannie pokerecipe