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Phytolacca acinosa / Yamagobou ヤマゴボウ

Bloom time: June-September

Phytolaccaceae /


Species in the genus Phytolacca:

Phytolacca americana / Youshuyamagobou
acinosa / Yamagobou
Phytolacca japonica / Maruminoyamagobou


Phytolacca acinosa / Yamagobou ヤマゴボウ

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.




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