Scientific Name: Rivina humilis
Common Names: Rougeplant, Rouge Plant, Pigeonberry, Pigeon Berry, Bloodberry, Coralito
Growth Habit: Shrub, Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Riparian. This wildflower grows in shady canyons and riparian woodlands in the desert and upland areas.
Flower Color: Pink, White
Flowering Season: Summer, Fall
Height: To 39 inches (1 m) tall or more
Description: The flowers are in slender terminal racemes. The individual flowers are small and have 4 rounded, pink, white, or green sepals. The round, red berries contain a red dye and are often present at the same time as the flowers. The leaves are green, petiolate, and ovate, lanceolate, or triangular in shape. The stems are slender.
Poisonous – The entire plant is poisonous, especially the leaves. Although birds will eat the berries, they are also somewhat poisonous to humans.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Phytolaccaceae – Pokeweed family
Genus: Rivina L. – rivina
Species: Rivina humilis L. – rougeplant
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