Phytolacca americana

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Related to Phytolacca americana: Phytolaccaceae, pokeweed
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Synonyms for Phytolacca americana

tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes

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5m (5ft) pokeweed, Phytolacca americana, with spikes of glistening black fruits, though they are poisonous, to little lily-of-the-valley, which sometimes produces red berries - remarkably large when compared with the tiny flowers - and often outlasting the leaves.
However, the two most common species, Phytolacca americana and Rubus allegheniensis, merit closer inspection because they responded differently to transplantation.
Pulsatilla - a flower derivative - and phytolacca americana were prescribed for the arthritic condition, together with formica rufa - derived from red ants - injections into her limbs.
The gap became dominated by Rubus allegheniensis Porter and Phytolacca americana L.