POKEWEED (Phytolacca americana)
Family: Pokeweed family
Location: Roadsides and fields
Flower: 5 white sepals with green center, ~1/4" in diameter, carried on 3-10" elongated spikes.
Leaves: 5-12" elliptical, smooth, tapering at both ends.
Fruit: Clusters of purplish black berries. ~1/4" in diameter. Poison.
(Unripe fruit is shown at left.)
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