Calflora
Taxon  Report   10225 
Phytolacca americana  L.  var. americana 
American pokeweed
Phytolacca americana var. americana
© 2011 Barry Breckling
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Phytolacca americana var. americana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Phytolacca americana var. americana
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Family: PHYTOLACCACEAE  
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]    
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PLANTS: Phytolacca decandra
More information about  Phytolacca americana var. americana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 25, 2018).

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