Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Photo Woodland Wonder – Wild Phlox and Poke Plant


Took this photo at the edge of my woods. Click for larger. The red poke stalks and puple berries were pretty awesome next to the wild lavender blue phlox. I don’t know how well you can see the poke berries in the full size image, but they are there. Poke weed is said to be poisonous, but I’ve eaten so much of it, both as a child and adult, that I wonder just how much you’d have to eat for it to harm you. My Mom even canned the stuff in big jars and we ate it like spinach. Good stuff, and even better scrambled with eggs. But they say it’s poisonous, so you’d be better off not eating it if you never have before.

Image copyright 2008 Elizabeth Melton Parsons



Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

3 thoughts on “Photo Woodland Wonder – Wild Phlox and Poke Plant

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  2. Between your blog, Lana Gramlich’s blog, Barbara Martin’s blog, and Polona’s blog, you’ve finally convinced me to go get a camera!


  3. 🙂 You’re going to have so much fun with it too! Elizabeth


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