There are a few that I won't pour on my gardens, such as black walnut or pokeberry
. For the most part, any excess dye liquid from natural dyes ends up watering my garden.
Logan includes recipe variations for attaining specific colors such as Vine Charcoal, Pokeberry
and Silvery Acorn Cap.
In May, wild plums (Prunus spp.) were an important food; in June and July, blackberries; in July, black cherries (Prunus serotina); in August and November, pokeberry
(Phytolacca americana); and in September-October, persimmon.
Bordering the field was a forest dominated by water oak (Quercus nigra L.) and slash pine (Pinus elliottii Englem.) and with an understory rich in pokeberry
(Phytolacca americana L.) and green briar (Smilax sp.).
americana; American Pokeweed or Pokeberry
; Old-field along RR track; Abundant; C = 0; BSUH 18835.
stems are bright red come autumn and the smooth, green leaves grow alternately.
Their list also includes water hemlock, oleander, bittersweet nightshade, common pokeweed or pokeberry
, pennyroyal, meadow death camas, foxglove, groundcherry, and jimsonweed.