White Flowers
POKEWEED (Phytolacca americana)
Small Flowering Plants

Family: Pokeweed family

Location: Roadsides and fields

Season: Summer/Autumn

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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