Cypress Picnic Area 9/1/16
Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Pokeberry (Phytolaccaceae) family.
Plants to 3 m. Leaves: petiole 0.5-6 cm; blade elliptic to obovate or rarely lanceolate, to 30 × 15 cm, base obtuse to attenuate, apex acute. Inflorescences spikes or spikelike, surpassing subtending leaves, to 30 cm; peduncle to 10 cm; pedicel 0.5-2 mm. Flowers: sepals 5, white or pink to pale reddish, broadly elliptic, equal, to 3 × 2 mm; stamens (8-)10-22(-30), usually in 2 whorls; carpels mostly 6-10, connate; ovary 6-10-loculed. Berries purple-black, 7-8 mm diam. Seeds black, thickly lenticular, 2.5-3 mm, shiny. Flowering summer-winter. Disturbed areas, chrome ore piles; 10-1800 m.
Santa Catalina Mountains Highway.
Location: Pulloff below Windy Point
Notes: Cypress Picnic Area 9/1/16.
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