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Phytolacca sandwicensis

Phytolacca sandwicensis Endl.

Hawaii Pokeweed, Hawaiian Pokeberry, Hawai'i Pokeweed

Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed Family)

Synonym(s): Phytolacca brachystachys, Phytolacca sandwicensis var. puberulenta

USDA Symbol: PHSA2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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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: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Habitat: Open areas or streambeds in mesic and wet forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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