Taxon  Report   10225 
Phytolacca americana  L.  var. americana 
American pokeweed
Phytolacca americana var. americana
© 2013 Peter Warner
More photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phytolacca americana var. americana
© 2017 Eric Wrubel, NPS
Phytolacca americana var. americana
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Phytolacca americana var. americana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Phytolacca americana var. americana
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Genus: Phytolacca
Parent Record Phytolacca americana
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Phytolacca americana var. americana

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Phytolacca decandra
More information about  Phytolacca americana var. americana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.