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Petiveria alliacea (Guinea hen weed)
Cressler, Alan

Petiveria alliacea

Petiveria alliacea L.

Guinea Hen Weed

Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed Family)


USDA Symbol: PEAL7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 6 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec



Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Petiveria alliacea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Petiveria alliacea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Petiveria alliacea


Record Modified: 2023-04-26
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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