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Phytolacca americana

Phytolacca americana L.

 

Pokeweed, American Pokeweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPhytolaccaceaePokeweed family
GenusPhytolaccaFrom Greek phyton, “plant,” and Latin lacca, “crimson lake,” a reference to berry color in some members of this genus
SpeciesamericanaFound in America

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Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed, American Pokeweed)

7/7/2012 · Gibbet Hill, Groton, MA
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm)

Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed, American Pokeweed)

7/7/2012 · Gibbet Hill, Groton, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed, American Pokeweed)

8/22/2012 · Squanacook River Wildlife Area, Townsend, MA
≈ 4½ × 7" (11 × 17 cm)

Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed, American Pokeweed)

8/22/2012
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Phytolacca americana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 10 Oct 2016.

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Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed, American Pokeweed)

8/4/2009 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 5 × 4½" (12 × 11 cm)

Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed, American Pokeweed)

10/23/2009 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 3 × 4½" (7.9 × 11 cm)

Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed, American Pokeweed)

8/4/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA

Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed, American Pokeweed)

8/22/2012 · Squanacook River Wildlife Area, Townsend, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Range: Zones 2-11:

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