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Thursday January 18, 2018
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Irena Barbara Nagler sits in the field

Notes from the Field

Botanizing on Broadway

From the September, 2017 issue

A pokeweed plant insists on my attention. It has rooted near the chain-link fence, pushing fingerlike stalks out toward the sidewalk. Its name is derived from a word for blood in a language common to the Powhatan group of Native Americans in eastern Virginia.

 
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