Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1079

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in a wide variety of natural & disturbed habitats, usually associated with exposed mineral soil, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish-white
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
5-30 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Purplish-black
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phytolacca americana   FAMILY Phytolaccaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phytolacca americana var. americana   FAMILY Phytolaccaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 068-01-001:
Phytolacca americana   FAMILY Phytolaccaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Pokeweed, Poke