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Pokeweed, has reddish stems

Description:

Leaves 5-12",elliptic-lanceolate

Habitat:

#26,open areas,

Notes:

Fruit green in Spring, turning dark black berries 1/4" in clusters, poisonous reportedly. * A friend who grew up here told me each Spring they make Poke Salad: Take young top tender leaves; Boil, drain water, reboil in water & drain off that water, run water over again, then serve like lettuce. (I've Not tried that, anyone with first hand experience?)

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JOHN2
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JOHN2

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2012
Submitted on Nov 12, 2010

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