Dennis Kramb
Sun, 14 Aug 2005 07:29:38 PDT
At 03:58 PM 8/13/2005, you wrote:
>The kermes you refer to is a louse. But in Danish the pokeweed that is 
>native to the southern states is called kermesbær (kermes berry) and was 
>used as fruit colors up to about 1900. After the Civil war, poor people 
>used the pokeweed berries to make red ink, as they had no ink.
>(Also too much knowledge. The pokeweed grows beautifully here in Denmark.)

In a few weeks my car will be painted pokeweed red courtesy of the birds.  LOL.

Dennis in Cincinnati where the pokeweed grows thick!

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