Did you know that the huge tree Ombu (Phytolacca dioica) is actually herbaceous
Ombu - Phytolacca dioica
Phytolacca dioica, of Phytolaccaceae family, commonly known as Ombu, is a massive evergreen tree native to the Pampa of South America
. It has an umbrella-like canopy that spreads to a girth of 12 to 15 meters (40 to 50
feet) and can attain a height of 12 to 18 meters (40 to 60 feet).
The herb is categorized in the same genus as the North American
pokeweed. The species is also cultivated in Southern California as a shade tree.