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Phytolacca Americana


A large, smooth, branching herb from a large, perennial rootstock, and with green, red, or purple stems; leaves alternate and simple; flowers white, on a long stem, more or less erect; fruit a dark purple berry composed of 5-12 segments fused in a ring, the stem drooping. P. rigida differs by having shorter, erect fruiting stems.


Forest or natural areas, weedy in disturbed areas, in fields, fence rows, low grounds, clearings, waste places, roadsides.

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carrwn 10 years ago

Looks like Pokeweed to me.

Boone County High School
Spotted by a stud ent at Boone County High School

Florence, Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2013
Submitted on Aug 30, 2013

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