Friday, September 28, 2012

Here's A Couple Of Drupes For You

Yep . . . that's what the seed bunches on sumac are called.  They are pretty this time of year, and we all learned something new.

2 comments:

Vivian said...

Wow! I can't believe you posted this photo of the Sumac bush, or is it a tree? I just learned about the Sumac, not to be confused with poison sumac, that they make tea out of it and suppose-ably if you drink 2 cups of it a day, your poison ivy will go away. And if you drink it in the Spring, it could prevent you from getting poison ivy.

Poison ivy got me a few days ago! Ug. So I was looking up home remedies.

Eeyore said...

Very interesting. I hate poison ivy. I could roll around in the stuff when I was a kid, but now that I'm old, if I walk close to it I break out.
Not sure I trust my botanical skills enough to go making tea out of stuff I picked in the wild, though.
Some professionals ought to package it, if it really does work.