American Pokeweed
Phytolacca americana L.Phytolaccaceae

common name synonyms: Inkberry, Pokeberry, Pigeonberry, Pokeweed, Common Pokeweed

scientific name synonyms: P. decandra

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Caryophyllidae

order: Caryophyllales

growth form: herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: invasive

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 2.0

introduced range: Central Europe, Southern Europe, France, Israel, Portugal

native range: North America

notes: widely naturalized in S. Europe, locally or as a casual in C. Eur.; weed of cultivation (Guillerm); produces berries, naturalized, since 1813; weed in US, Argentina

invasiveness notes: invasive

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth