Latin name: Phytolacca americana L.
  Pronunciation: fy-toe-LAK-a am-er-i-KAY-na

  Common name: Pokeweed
  Family: Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed)
  Habitat: Disturbed areas, gardens, roadsides in the
  California Floristic Province, native to eastern U.S.

  Blooming period: August to October
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Phytolacca
  2) americana
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