Side view of a poke sallet flower. Phytolacca americana AKA Poke Sallet or Pokeweed and several other names is a plant native to North America most common in the east and south of the United States. The young leaves are eaten as a pot herb when properly cooked but are toxic when fresh as opposed to a salad green. The flower will turn into a dark purple berry toxic to humans but eaten by birds. The flower is about 5mm (0.2in) wide.
The image was taken with a Canon 6D using a 4x microscope objective with 80mm of extension and light from an LED goose-neck. Exp. 1/30sec. 28 frames focus stacked with Helicon Focus 8.
August 27th, 2022
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