American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is considered a pest by many folks. But it has lovely color especially in Autumn. I love color! The stalk is bright as the berries turn dark and become food for birds. Best to avoid parking your car too close to this plant. Not joking! The plant is also called Inkberry and with good cause. The powerful color in the berries travels through a bird and if the little bomb of ink is dropped upon your car, there may be a colorful purplish stain to remove from your vehicle. This photo was taken in early Autumn beside The Little Tennessee River on The Greenway in Macon County, North Carolina, USA in the small town of Franklin.
© Jean Gregory Evans
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS f/5.7 1/200s ISO-400 100mm

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Comments

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 3 years ago

    Love the pokeberries, so colorful and the stalks just scream out for attention! Great color in this image!

  • They are so bright this time of year, I love them too! Thank you for your many compliments.

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Nice capture Jean

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 3 years ago

    I Like how these look like v.Abstract sculptures;Very Cool!

  • That is a very nice compliment! Thank you!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you! I’m quite thrilled with this feature! Tuesday Afternoon rocks!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

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