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Phytolacca americana

Common Name(s):
Poke, Pokeweed
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Root is poisonous

Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
4-8 ft.
Foliage:
5-12 in. broad, lance-shaped green leaves with reddish stems; tapers at both ends; strong odor when crushed
Flower:
Racemes of small, white flowers; greenish white sepals look like petals; drooping cluster of green fruit ripens to dark purple-black
Site:
Low grounds, recent clearings, roadsides, thickets
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2687

Phytolacca americana Phytolacca americana