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The Poke - Phytolacca americana

The Poke, Phytolacca americana. "Its cylindrical racemes of berries of various hues
from green to dark purple are gracefully drooping on all sides, offering repasts to the
birds. There are at the time flower-buds, flowers, green berries, dark purple or ripe
ones, and these flower-like sepals, all on the same plant." -- quote from Thoreau
essay "Autumnal Tints"

 
 
 
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