Friday, October 1, 2010
This is one of my favorite things to see in the fall. This Pokeberry plant came up outside my laundry room window and I thought it was so beautiful that I allowed it to flourish there. Some years it got almost 10 feet tall. I love this plant so much because of the beautiful colors. The stalk and branches are a rich deep red/purple and the berries are a beautiful blue/purple. This plant is toxic to mammals, so don't eat the berries or the stalk. Some people have eaten the new leaves ........................have you heard of poke salad? However, I wouldn't eat any of it. The birds love the berries and if you crush them, they make a beautiful reddish purple dye. Hope you get to enjoy seeing a pokeberry plant this fall.