Monday, September 7, 2009


The big plants you are seeing around town with the evil-looking red stems and purple berries are pokeweed (Phytolacca americana). This pokeweed shows a lot of ripe berries, good food for birds. It's at the west end of the pedestrian bridge in West Lafayette. Picture taken September 5, 2009.

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