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Phytolacca octandra

Phytolacca octandra L.

Red Inkplant

Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed Family)

Synonym(s): Phytolacca acinosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Habitat: Disturbed areas.

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


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

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