Phytolaccaceae (weeds)

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Phytolacca americana (click on image to enlarge it)
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Phytolaccaceae (weeds) - (pokeweed family)

The family contains around 50 species of herbs as well as some shrubs and trees. These are mainly found in North America and include several weeds. For example, American pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is considered a weed in its native North America and is also invasive in eastern Asia and some other regions. The leaves are entire and the small flowers are arranged. in inflorescences.

The following genera and individual species are currently entered under this family: