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Mexican pokeweed
Phytolacca heterotepala
Mexican pokeweed Pokeweed Family
Phytolacca heterotepala Phytolaccaceae
common name
  Mexican pokeweed
accepted scientific name
  Phytolacca heterotepala H. Walter
rules for finding collection records
  Phytolacca heterotepala (41)
family name
Image Author: ©2012 Robert Sikora
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals, Six petals
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is 0.2 to 0.35 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed 3rd week of January thru 1st week of November

How Likely at this Location (10%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
No petals. Sepals are strikingly unequal, the largest being up to twice as wide as the smallest.
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native Not Native
native Not Present

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