Common plant names can be confusing, especially when you have Pokeweed and Poke Milkweed which look and sound alike but are not in the same plant family and serve very different uses.
Fruits of Pokeweed
Flowers of Poke Milkweed
Poke Milkweed has downward facing petals and the inflorescence (flower head) is more round rather than tubular.
Milkweed Fruits or Pods
Milkweeds do not have berries like Pokeweed but large pods that contain seeds.
CAUTION: The berries of Pokeweed are extremely toxic and some people develop skin irritation just from touching the berries. Always use gloves when handling. These berries also provide a food source for songbirds who have immunity to the toxin.
Garden Educator, Naturalist and Ethnobotanist