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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct , 2013 3:10 pm 
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Good question! (And nice pics! Your day looks gloomy like ours.)

Wiki answers your question:

It has colorful, orange fruits that are the size of a pea. These fruits are poisonous to humans when ingested internally, but are favorites of birds. C. scandens roots were used by Native Americans and pioneers to induce vomiting, to treat venereal disease, and to treat symptoms of tuberculosis.

C. scandens is native to central and eastern North America. It was given the name Bittersweet by European colonists in the 18th century because the fruits resembled the appearance of the fruits of Eurasian Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), which was also called Bittersweet. Today, American Bittersweet is the accepted common name of C. scandens in large part to distinguish it from an invasive relative, C. orbiculatus (Oriental Bittersweet), from Asia.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct , 2013 3:14 pm 
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As a herbalist, if any of your patients come to you complaining of VD, now you know what to give them :D

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct , 2013 3:15 pm 
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Indeed. :D

There are other options, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Sat 07 Nov , 2015 11:49 pm 
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Here's Licorice enjoying the sights of autumn today:

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We had some spectacular colours this year, but most of it is on the ground now due to some fairly violent winds.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov , 2015 2:05 am 
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Awww. The last picture looks like it's in a pine forest, though.

(I love pine forests. Love those slippery, soft needles under your feet, the smell, the quiet hush....)

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov , 2015 2:25 am 
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Oh, that 2nd pic is really great. :) :)

(The high here for the past week or so has been ~90F, crazy even for Florida, so this "autumn" you speak of remains foreign down here. :P)


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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov , 2015 11:57 am 
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yovargas wrote:
(The high here for the past week or so has been ~90F

It took a bit of staring to discover that you didn't write "-90F".

Hence my dropped jaw.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct , 2016 6:04 pm 
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Even Willow Matilde likes the autumn!

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Sat 22 Oct , 2016 3:34 pm 
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Of course she does! It's a fun time of year, as long as you don't think about the coming winter. :P

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Our leaves are just dropping without changing color. :(


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