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    Author(s): Arnold Krochmal; P.W. LeQuesne; P.W. LeQuesne
    Date: 1970
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-177. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Pokeweed, a plant abundant in Appalachia, exhibits some chemical similarities to a related species that has shown molluscicidal properties. Because this suggests that pokeweed, Phytolacca americana L. (P. decandra L.), has potential for controlling fresh-water snails, we have compiled this report of its chenlical composition, uses, propagation methods, and other potentially useful species of the genus Phytolacca.

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    Krochmal, Arnold; LeQuesne, P.W. 1970. Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana): possible source of a molluscicide. Res. Pap. NE-177. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.

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