Berries

evonnestoryteller(5-6)September 27, 2008

What might these be?

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razorback33(z7)

Appears to be a member of the Nightshade Family (Solanum).
Can't tell for sure, but may be Solanum dulcamara, an Introduced species. (see link below).

Here is a link that might be useful: Bittersweet

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 1:11PM
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evonnestoryteller(5-6)

Thanks for the potential ID. I have that variety of nightshade everywhere in the yard. I don't recall any of them ever turning blue.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 2:02PM
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esh_ga

Is this a tree or a shrub? Are the leaves arranged alternately or opposite one another on the branch? It's not quite clear from the picture.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 6:22PM
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sam_md

Black Haw, Viburnum prunifolium, a great shrub for wildlife. When ripe the black fruit is soft and sweet.
Sam

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 9:00PM
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esh_ga

I think Sam may be onto it. That would mean the leaves are opposite. Viburnum rufidulum is only possibility. In my area, the leaves of V. prunifolium have a matte finish, the ones in this picture are a bit lustrous, more like V. rufidulum for me. The leaves buds in winter (actually forming now) should help distinguish between the two.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 8:21AM
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evonnestoryteller(5-6)

Thank you very much! I walked back to find the berries again a few days ago, and I am having some difficulty locating they again.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 10:15AM
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