Flowers Like Fireworks

Flowers Like Fireworks . . .

A Raceme like a Rocket: American Pokeweed (photo taken 07 04 2014)

A Raceme like a Rocket: American Pokeweed (photo taken 07 04 2014)

American Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana, has begun to bloom in lush scattered patches in Riverside Park. The white flowers are displayed on racemes that resemble ascending rockets, or fireworks. This American native then makes an appropriate symbol for the holiday.

Happy 4th of July!

— rPs 07 04 2014

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