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Phytolacca rugosa

Phytolacca rugosa belongs to the Phytolaccaceae family of plants. It is a deciduous herbaceous perennial. It flowers in summer. Fruits follow in autumn adding nice color to the garden for a long period.

They also call Phytolacca by other common names Pokeweeds, PokebushPokeberryPokeroot, Inkberry, or Poke Sallet. The name Phytolacca is derived from Greek. “Phyto” means “plant” and “lacca” means “red dye”. Phytolaccas are native to South America, North America, or Asia.

Phytolacca rugosa
Phytolacca rugosa

The flowers which are pink, grow on racemes. Phytolacca rugosa grows to about 1 to 1.5m or 3 to 5ft tall.

Grow Phytolacca rugosa in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in fertile, well-drained soil. Propagate it in spring with seeds. The plant contains phytolaccatoxin and phytolaccigenin and is poisonous. Birds it the berries without any problems.

Phytolacca rugosa
Phytolacca rugosa
Phytolacca rugosa
Phytolacca rugosa at Kew Gardens

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