Rivina humilis [Phytolaccaceae]

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Scientific Name Rivina humilis USDA PLANTS Symbol RIHU2
Common Name Pigeon-berry, Rougeplant ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 19534
Family Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Full/partial shaded areas, stream banks, woodlands, brushlands, rocky areas; moist or dry soils.
Plant: Upright or sprawling perennial growing in colonies, stems 1 to 5 feet long.
Leaves: Alternate, petiolate, ovate to lanceolate, 1 to 3 inches long, with wavy edges.
Inflorescence: Racemes 1 to 2 inches long on stalks 3/8 to 2 inches long bearing small (3/16-inch across) blossoms with 4 greenish to pink/white sepals, 4 stamens and and no petals.
Bloom Period: March to December.
Fruit: Bright red or orange berries, less than 1/4-inch across.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, and SEINet
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