Pokeweed Berries
24" h x 24" w

2012 Handcrafted National Juried Exhibition, Maria V. Howard Art Center, Imperial Arts Centre, Rocky Mount NC

Meadowood Stitched, Fiber Art Options exhibition at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Belmont NC

The lowly pokeweed has wonderful deep purple berries in late summer that many birds relish. However, the plant is poisonous to people in all forms except in early spring, when the tender young leaves are gratefully cooked as greens by winter weary people.

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