Monday, September 15, 2008

Plants encountered along a forest path in Ripon Landing.

Pokeweed is poisonous to mammals, though birds tolerate the berries as evidenced by residue left on cars. The Amish in Pennsylvania boil them three times to reduce the toxin in them and make salads with the leaves and pies with the berries. Elvis Presley sang a song called "Poke Salad Annie."

A delicate little shelf fungus.

Bush Honeysuckle.

Sadie at the end of our walk.

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