Research is showing that a protein in Pokeweed has VERY strong anti-viral properties - as in it can kill the AIDS virus. I better hide my plant before some giant pharmaceutical company patents the entire Pokeweed plant and starts going after people growing rogue plants in their yards. You may laugh but it's happened before.
You know what isn't poisoned by eating Pokeweed? Woolly Bear caterpillars, which are the larvae of the Giant Leopard Moth!!
I've got a shot of one of those moths under our front light but I can't find it right now, oh well.
3 days ago