Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2020/08/25

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Poke Weed
From: tmanley at (Tina Manley)
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 09:10:02 -0400
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We eat our Poke Weed in the spring before it gets poisonous.  Just boil in
2 or 3 changes of water.  We have Poke Weed all over our farm, too.  The
problem with the birds eating the berries is that they then poop purple
that stains everything!

Love the photo!


On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 11:30 PM Jim Nichols <jhnichols at>

> Badly in need of a trim, which I can no longer provide, my shrubs and
> hedges await the end of mowing season, when my yard maintenance crew can
> find time in their schedule to do the lengthy job.  Meanwhile, Poke Weed
> has invaded these areas and provides feed for the birds.  Swarms of
> blackbirds descend on the berries and strip them from the stems.  Today,
> I got to one area before the birds found it.
> Histories of the 1700s and 1800s tell of the pioneer housewives learning
> to boil and rinse the Poke leaves to remove the poisonous juice and
> provide needed vitamins during long covered wagon journeys.
> --
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
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Tina Manley

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