Re: Only a Southener.........
If you are refering to Poke Salad, it is used as a folk medicine and as food. For many decades, poke salad has been a staple of southern U.S. cuisine, where it is cooked and rinsed at least twice to remove the harmful components. All parts of the plant are toxic unless properly prepared. Poke Salad berries yield a red ink or dye, which was once used by aboriginal Americans to decorate their horses.
Y'all be safe now, ya hear!
Lamentations Chapter 5:
1. Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
2. Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
3. We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers [are] as widows.
5. Our necks [are] under persecution: we labour, [and] have no rest.
16. The crown is fallen [from] our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
21. Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.