Flower Database

Phytolacca american

Basic information
Flower Name
Phytolacca american
Formal Name
Phytolacca americana
Alias
ポークウィード , Ink berry, Pokeweed, 洋種山牛蒡
Habitat
North America
Morph
Cold-resistant perennial plant
Comment
Phytolacca americana, Iink berry or Pokeweed (scientific name:Phytolacca americana) is a large, cold-resistant perennial plant of the family Phytolaccaaceae that has been naturalized from North America. The branches are red and feathery. The leaves are green and oblong. This plant produces white (or similar) flowers in an inflorescence that extends from the flower stems during the rainy season and summer. It actually has no petals, but five calyx petals, like a five-petal flower. It is called "ink berry" in the U.S. because it produces drooping dark red-purple berries after flowering, and crimson dye can be obtained from the berries. It has medicinal properties, but it is particularly toxic to the roots. The one sold in supermarkets as mountain burdock is different.
 
Generic name: Iink berry,scientific name:Phytolacca americana, Other name: Pokeweed, Origin: North America, living type: hardy perennials, plant: 100-200 cm, stem: Red cylinder shapes in well top branching, leaf length: 10-30 cm, leaves: alternate, Leaf: oblong, leaf margin: entire, bisexual flowers, ninomiya, inflorescence size: racemes, inflorescence length: 10 cm, Corolla shape: five-petaled flowers, flower color: white, flower diameter:0.5~0.6cm, sepals number: five stamens number: 10-15, pistil number: 1, ovary: green sphere, flowering period: June-August, fruit: berries, fruit color: dark red-purple-black purple, fruit diameter:0.8cm
Detailed information
Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Phytolaccaceae
Genus
Phytolacca
Species
P. americana
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Botanic garden
Color
White
Season
Jun Jul Aug
Height
100  ~ 200  [cm]
Diameter
0.5  ~ 0.6