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Phytolacca americana var. rigida

Phytolacca americana L. var. rigida (Small) Caulkins & Wyatt

American Pokeweed, Pokeberry, Inkberry

Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed Family)

Synonym(s): Phytolacca rigida


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall, often much shorter.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Disturbed areas, coastal sands, roadsides.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 Phytolacca americana var. rigida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phytolacca americana var. rigida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phytolacca americana var. rigida


Record Modified: 2020-07-08
Research By: CBR

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