by Kate Shunney
Clusters of dark purple berries look extra appetizing in the fall as trees and shrubs are losing their color. In a dry spell, pokeweed’s bright red stems and berries are a real stand out plant in fields and at the edge of forest openings and dirt roads.
Pokeweed is native to our part of the world. Some say its name – poke – is a version of the Algonquin word “pocan” or “puccoon” meaning a plant that contains dye.
Deep purple . . .
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