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Trichostigma octandrum

Trichostigma octandrum (L.) H. Walt.

Hoopvine, Basket Wiss

Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed Family)

Synonym(s): Rivina octandra

USDA Symbol: TROC2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Vine
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Suberect stems up to about 30 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Hammocks, roadsides, disturbed sites.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


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

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