Phytolacca americana
Family: Phytolaccaceae
American pokeberry,  more...
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Etymology: Phytolacca: from Greek phyto, "plant," and Latin lacca, "crimson lake," because of the color in the berries
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-9' tall, smooth forb branched toward the top
Leaves: stalked, lance-like to oval
Flowers: white to pinkish, 5-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence a 4"-8" spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: blue-black, juicy berry with smooth skin when ripe
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, disturbed sites
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Michael Clayton  
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Emily J. Lain  
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Merel R. Black  
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Robert Bierman  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Mitch Rosefelt  
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Michael Clayton  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Emily J. Lain  
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Mitch Rosefelt  
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Kurt Stüber  
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