Phytolacca octandra

Phytolacca octandra

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(Inkweed)

FAMILY

Phytolaccaceae

Species

Phytolacca octandra

Common name(s)

Inkweed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white. Herb less than 1 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Plant woody at the base, semi-succulent above, often reddish; leaves alternate. Flowers in dense spike, perianth petal-like white. Fruit are purple-black berries with copious purplish juice hence the common name.

Phytolacca octandra