Phytolacca acinosa is a
large-sized perennial herb that grows as tall as 1m with green stems
and leaves 10-20cm long egg-shaped oblong. Inflorescences are erect,
not droop even during fruiting time. Flowers are white,
approximately 8mm in length, and fruit separates itself in 8
mericarps and matures in black-purple. This species resembles Phytolacca
japonica in some respects; with P. acinosa, anthers are pink,
while P. japonica white. Another clear difference lies in seed
capsules; with P. acinosa, they separate, while the other does not.
Bloom time: June-September.