Botanical Name: Phytolacca americana
Height: Very tall.
Season of bloom: Late summer.
Growing Conditions: Sun or light shade. Warm, very well-drained soil.
Wildlife benefits: Many birds enjoy the late-season fruit.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. Original seed from Central Ontario
Remarks: Seeds and roots are poisonous – let the birds enjoy the fruit. Fruit can be used to create a magenta dye.