Phytolacca americana var. americana

Family:Phytolaccaceae
Species:Phytolacca americana L. var. americana
Common Name:common pokeweed, pokeweed, poke, pokeberry
Habitat:Tree fall gaps in forests, thickets, roadsides, and disturbed soils in native and non-native sites.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Forb/herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
Plant Notes:There are two varieties of Phytolacca americana: var. americana (panicles divergent or drooping and pedicels longer than diameter of berry, usually longer than 6mm) and var. rigida (permanently erect panicles and pedicels that are much shorter than the diameter of the berry). These varieties are not always easy to separate and collectors need to record whether the inflorescences are erect or not. Some sources even raise these varieties to species, but these "varieties" are not even distinct. This is easier in New York though since all material is var. americana.
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACU+ (NWI), FAC (NWI), S5 (State Rank), G5 (Global Rank)
References:**

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

Division Magnoliophyta - Flowering Plants
Class Magnoliopsida
Sub Class Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
FamilyPhytolaccaceae
Genus Phytolacca
Species Phytolacca americana L. var. americana - common pokeweed, pokeweed, poke, pokeberry

Citation

Citation Phytolacca americana Linnaeus var. americana, Sp. Pl. 1: 441. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 607.3). Lectotypified by K. Larsen, in Morat, Fl. Cambodge 24: 118. 1989.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Source

CountyYearHerbariaNotesSubmission Info
Albany  NYFA_1990    
Albany1987 NYS    
Albany1996 RCFS
accession # 12528
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  11/17/2009 - RCFS (Andy Nelson)
Allegany  NYFA_1990    
Bronx1897 CONN    
Bronx  NYFA_1990    
Bronx1989 BKL
BKL00069047
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Bronx1966 BKL
BKL00069073
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Bronx1966 BKL
BKL00069074
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Bronx1935 BKL
BKL00069024
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Bronx1994 BKL
BKL00069046
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Broome1894 BKL
BKL00069067
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Cattaraugus  NYFA_1990    
Cayuga2005 STERL    
Cayuga  NYFA_1990    
Chautauqua1993 NYS    
Chautauqua1990 NYS    
Chemung  NYFA_1990    
Chenango  NYFA_1990    
Columbia  NYFA_1990    
Columbia1997 BKL
BKL00085710
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Delaware  NYFA_1990    
Dutchess1995 BKL
BKL00006981
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Dutchess  NYFA_1990    
Erie  NYFA_1990    
Fulton  NYFA_1990    
Genesee  NYFA_1990    
Jefferson  NYFA_1990    
Kings1992 NYS    
Kings1996 BKL
BKL00039801
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings2000 BKL
BKL00012843
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings2008 BKL
BKL00091395
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1864 BKL
BKL00069059
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1882 BKL
BKL00069033
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1928 BKL
BKL00069063
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings2007 BKL
BKL00086850
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1989 BKL
BKL00069050
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1901 BKL
BKL00069030
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1866 BKL
BKL00069031
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1989 BKL
BKL00069051
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings2011 BKL
BKL00100386
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1988 BKL
BKL00069049
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1992 BKL
BKL00039800
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Livingston  NYFA_1990    
Madison  NYFA_1990    
Monroe  NYFA_1990    
Montgomery2005 FMCC
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
Town of Palatine 8/30/2009 - Connie Tedesco
Montgomery2005 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
Town of Palatine 8/30/2009 - Connie Tedesco
Nassau  NYFA_1990    
Nassau1969 OBPF
Log_num: 2604
   
Nassau1940 OBPF
Log_num: RZ7515
   
Nassau1976 BKL
BKL00069072
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1896 BKL
BKL00069055
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau2005 BKL
BKL00050355
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1899 BKL
BKL00069069
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau2005 BKL
BKL00052214
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1899 BKL
BKL00069068
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1889 BKL
BKL00069054
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
New York2005 BKL
BKL00057798
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
New York2003 BKL
BKL00025856
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
New York1893 BKL
BKL00069061
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
New York1965 BKL
BKL00069028
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
New York  NYFA_1990    
New York1996 BKL
BKL00039810
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Niagara  NYFA_1990    
Oneida  NYFA_1990    
Onondaga  NYFA_1990    
Ontario  NYFA_1990    
Orange1990 NYS    
Orange  NYFA_1990    
Orange1992 BKL
BKL00039806
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Orange1990 BKL
BKL00039808
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Orange2000 BKL
BKL00013123
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Orleans  NYFA_1990    
Oswego  NYFA_1990    
Oswego1970 RCFS
accession # 10547
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  11/17/2009 - RCFS (Andy Nelson)
Oswego1973 RCFS
accession # 10574
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  11/17/2009 - RCFS (Andy Nelson)
Oswego1967 RCFS
accession # 11538
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  11/17/2009 - RCFS (Andy Nelson)
Otsego2004 SUCO Town of Otsego  
Queens  NYFA_1990    
Queens2007 BKL
BKL00086739
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1928 BKL
BKL00069057
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1886 BKL
BKL00069060
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1993 BKL
BKL00087432
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1928 BKL
BKL00069070
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1910 BKL
BKL00069065
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1901 BKL
BKL00069044
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens  BKL
BKL00069058
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1928 BKL
BKL00069071
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens2003 BKL
BKL00025353
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Rensselaer  NYFA_1990    
Rensselaer2000 NYS    
Rensselaer1996 NYS    
Richmond  NYFA_1990    
Richmond2007 BKL
BKL00086585
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Richmond1888 BKL
BKL00069052
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Richmond1920 BKL
BKL00069064
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Richmond1989 BKL
BKL00069027
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Rockland1887 BKL
BKL00069062
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Rockland1886 BKL
BKL00069066
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Rockland  NYFA_1990    
Rockland1990 NYS    
Saratoga  NYFA_1990    
St. Lawrence  NYFA_1990    
St. Lawrence1914 BKL
BKL00069020
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Steuben1890 BKL
BKL00069018
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1988 BKL
BKL00080361
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2008 BKL
BKL00090069
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1871 BKL
BKL00069034
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2006 BKL
BKL00076221
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1963 BKL
BKL00080363
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1961 BKL
BKL00080364
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1890 BKL
BKL00069032
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2011 BKL
BKL00101656
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2000 BKL
BKL00011902
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2009 BKL
BKL00094678
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1915 BKL
BKL00069056
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2010 BKL
BKL00098219
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1994 BKL
BKL00069048
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1929 BKL
BKL00069045
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1996 BKL
BKL00069053
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1963 BKL
BKL00080362
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1998 OBPF
Log_num: 9796
   
Suffolk  NYFA_1990    
Suffolk1991 NYS    
Suffolk1996 QUE    
Suffolk1973 OBPF
Log_num: 10022
   
Suffolk1996 BKL
BKL00016171
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1994 BKL
BKL00084456
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2008 BKL
BKL00090821
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Sullivan  NYFA_1990    
Tioga  NYFA_1990    
Tompkins  NYFA_1990    
Ulster  NYFA_1990    
Warren  NYFA_1990    
Washington  NYFA_1990    
Wayne  NYFA_1990    
Westchester  NYFA_1990    
Westchester2000 BKL
BKL00012758
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Westchester1886 BKL
BKL00099562
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Westchester1989 BKL
BKL00069022
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Westchester1886 BKL
BKL00099561
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Westchester1890 BKL
BKL00069035
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Westchester1882 BKL
BKL00069803
Herbarium Name Used: Phytolacca americana
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Wyoming  NYFA_1990    
Yates  NYFA_1990    

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymTypeNotes
Phytolaccca decandra Phytolacca decandra Linnaeus