|Poisonous Fruits of the Buffalo Nut Shrub|
Wednesday I was flabbergasted when I encountered this shrub with unusual fruits. I had never seen it in my rambles. With a bit of research at home, I learned that the shrub is Buffalo Nut, Pyrularia pubera, and that its showy fruits are poisonous. The plant itself is partly parasitic on the roots of other shrubs and trees.