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American Pokeweed

I discovered this growing in my cottage garden…it just showed up there one day.  We looked at it, we wrinkled up our noses and…we ignored it.  It kept growing and growing and growing.  And as it did, it started looking more and more familiar.

It’s American Pokeweed and do you know what?  It is well-regarded as an anti-cancer, anti-tumor.  Can you believe it?  It’s like a bird dropped the seeds into my own backyard as some sort of sign…a living, growing testament to my health!  We’re watching the berries anxiously…looking forward to seeing them ripen.

[Note:  The seeds of this plant are toxic and have been known to cause death if ingested.]