In search of flowers in the Northeast

Pokeweed Family: Phytolaccaceae

This family consists of trees, shrubs, woody climbers, and herbs. Flowers are arranged in racemes, with individual flowers on stems branching off a single stem. Flowers lack petals and possess several fused carpels, or female organs. The fruit is usually a berry. A common member of this family, and native to the northeast, is pokeweed.

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