Fruit of Pokeweed

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Green-white flowers with five petal-like sepals* appear June through October and give rise to a drooping infructesence* of dark, purple-black, glossy berries. Berries ripen in late autumn and are attached to dark red stalks.

Photograph taken 10/2/02 by Chris Bersbach.


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