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Originally posted by OmegaLogos
reply to post by tallcool1
Here is why [even though I know your post was in jest ok!] ... (from your linked source)...
White said trees were the main culprit for the outages.
Plant Creatures [wiki]
Plant Creatures: Treant [wiki]
Treants are sentient trees with human characteristics.
Evil Tree Species- The Umdhlebi of Zululand (by ravenshadow13) [ATS]
'Cow-eating' trees of Padrame (by G_man) [ATS]
So tongue in cheek or not, you brought up an issue concerning homeland security in the US. You're clearly under attack by terrorist trees!
Personal Disclosure: Whats a tree have to do to be declared a terrorist???
Originally posted by Pigraphia
He also documented a strange plant he named usine-homme-or (man-plant) it resembled a potato but was in fact a diminutive hominid of a subterranean nature.
Originally posted by SpaceGoatsFarts
Also he was very probably talking about mandragora officinalis as it has always been likened to a tiny humanoid.
Phytolacca americana (American pokeweed, pokeweed, poke) is used as a folk medicine and as food. For many decades, poke salad has been a staple of southern U.S. cuisine. All parts of it are toxic unless properly prepared. Toxic constituents which have been identified include the alkaloids phytolaccine and phytolaccotoxin, as well as a glycoprotein. Pokeweed berries yield a red ink or dye, which was once used by aboriginal Americans to decorate their horses. Many letters written home during the American Civil War were written in pokeberry ink; the writing in these surviving letters appears brown. The red juice has also been used to symbolize blood, as in the anti-slavery protest of Benjamin Lay. A rich brown dye can be made by soaking fabrics in fermenting berries in a hollowed-out pumpkin.
Some pokeweeds are also grown as ornamental plants, mainly for their attractive berries; a number of cultivars have been selected for larger fruit panicles.
The song vividly recreates the Southern roots of White's childhood and his music reflects this earthy rural background. As a child he listened not only to local bluesmen and country singers but also to the Cajun music of Louisiana, that rare hybrid of traditional musical styles introduced by French settlers at the turn of the century.
His roots lie in the swamplands of Oak Grove, Louisiana, where he was born in 1943. Situated just west of the Mississippi River, it's a land of cottonfields, where polk grows wild and alligators lurk in moss-covered swamps. "I spent the first 18 years of my life down there," said White "My folks raised cotton and corn. There were lotsa times when there weren't too much to eat, and I ain't ashamed to admit that we've often whipped up a mess of polk salad. Tastes alright too.. a bit like spinach."