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Berries

Posted by evonnestoryteller 5-6 (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 27, 08 at 10:58

What might these be?


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RE: Berries

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


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RE: Berries

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.


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RE: Berries

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.


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RE: Berries

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


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RE: Berries

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.


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RE: Berries

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.


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