October 1, 2014autumn, nature a weed by any other name… Sharonlandscape photography, midwest native plants, midwest photography, nature photography, photography, pokeweed Like this:Like Loading...
Great texture in the landscape for fall.
Yep. I never notice them until autumn……..
I don’t believe that I have ever seen this plant…
I would almost bet you’ve seen it many times. It’s a common scrub plant along the side of road. Garnet stems and the leaves turn brilliant plum in the fall…….they get up to 5 feet tall. 🙂
Whether I have seen it and forgotten it or if I have seen it and never taken note, I am embarrassed either way. Here is a fascinating article about using pokeberries to dye yarn purple or lavender, but it only becomes a permanent dye if the yarn is soaked in pokeberry juice that is contained within a pumpkin! (makes quite the picture!)
No need to be embarrassed. What an interesting article! The wine, garnet and dark coral of the pokeberry plant forever preserved in fiber…….nature at her finest.
That pumpkin full of dye would make a wonderfully gruesome Halloween decoration :).
Isn’t pokeweed the most beautiful of weeds? I love that fuchsia color on stems and flowers!
Yes, it’s a beautiful weed! I never notice them until this time of year. The wine colors are really lovely.
Happy Autumn, Eliza. 🙂 🙂
Thanks, same to you!