Monday, September 25, 2017

Poked

The Poke Berries have been out for quite awhile now. I think they so pretty, with their red stems! They are poisonous to humans and animals. But not to birds! Over 30 species of birds eat them.








But this is nothing compared to what their leaves look like now! I will show them to you next!

“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”
Proverbs 18

14 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

The berries look so good and yummy. Its a pity they are so poisonous.

Ann said...

They sure are colorful and pretty. A nice treat for the birds

Tamago said...

I think I've seen this plant but didn't know it was poisonous. Lucky birds that they can get to eat the berries all by themselves :-) The red stems are very pretty!

Sandra said...

these are gorgeous pics of these berries. daddy hated the berries because of the bright red poop the birds left on everything. any red berry, these and pyracantha berries make lots of fun red poop...

Chatty Crone said...

I'd like to know how the birds know they can eat them? Interesting.

George said...

The berries are beautiful, even if they are deadly.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Well,they may be poisonous,but they sure are pretty to look at.

LV said...

We have some of those around here. Have not seen them this year tho. Our weather has everything off schedule.

Christine said...

So similar to elderberries and they look so good! Too bad they can't be eaten but at least the birds get a treat!

Denise inVA said...

Your photos are super Ginny, it is such a pretty plant and those berries are very inviting. Too bad they are poisonous but I am glad the birds can eat them.

Lady Jane said...

These are so pretty. Love the colors in the photo. Hugs, lJ

Tanya Breese said...

I have quite a few in my yard along a fence...they are pretty but messy! Pretty pictures Ginny!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are one of the first things my dad pointed out to me when I was a youngster who liked to walk in the woods on the farm. That and poison oak/ivy. I learned not to touch any of them. I was set straight the first time I told him that the berries looked good enough to eat! lol

Carla from The River said...

Wow, what a lovely berry. We do not have these in Wisconsin.
That I know of anyhow?!