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Post  sceleste54 on 11/13/2011, 8:19 pm

Can anyone tell me what this plant is?? I found it growing wild, vining up a tree. It was just covered in these lovely looking berries ranging from green to midnight black. I'm wondering if they are edible, they sure did look good??





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Re: Unidentified Berry

Post  Kelejan on 11/13/2011, 8:26 pm

They look similar to elderberries to me. Ripe when black.

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Post  sceleste54 on 11/13/2011, 8:32 pm

They DO look like elderberries, but they are growing on a vine, and the only elderberries I've seen were on a tree-like bush.

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Post  staf74 on 11/13/2011, 8:57 pm

Looks like wild grape. The leaves look very similar to the cultivated grape strains. Be careful though. Poisonous lookalikes are out there but don't let that scare you. Take a leaf sample and compare it to pictures online. Many sources are out there online for safely identifying wild edibles.

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Post  Kelejan on 11/13/2011, 9:14 pm

Well, I looked it up in the Internet and three descriptions of the flowers which turn into the small berries were: large flat umbels, rounded panicles, and flat corymbs. Take your pick.

When I think of elderberries, rounded panicles came to mind. Also elderberrie are shrubs or small trees, not vines.

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Post  camprn on 11/14/2011, 6:41 am

these are not an elder, but it does look more like a wild choke cherry, but that wouldn't be right if it is a vine... Did you take a sample to bring to your local County Cooperative Extension Ag agent? If not, it's a pretty good photo, they may be able to tell from the picture.

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Post  walshevak on 11/14/2011, 9:35 am

@staf74 wrote:Looks like wild grape. The leaves look very similar to the cultivated grape strains. Be careful though. Poisonous lookalikes are out there but don't let that scare you. Take a leaf sample and compare it to pictures online. Many sources are out there online for safely identifying wild edibles.

+1 and if they are, they make great jam/jelly. I made some about 35yrs ago.

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Post  stripesmom on 11/14/2011, 2:20 pm

The leaves do not look like grape leaves to me and the fruit doesn't look like a grape. I've seen these and have never considered them edible. I would only try one if I knew some one that is local who I trusted to tell me what they are.

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Post  pattipan on 11/14/2011, 3:53 pm

They kind of look like Virginia Creeper berries to me. NOT edible..they are toxic. Do a Google search to see if I am on the right track...or not. Smile

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Post  sceleste54 on 11/14/2011, 8:36 pm

I don't think its Virginia Creeper, the leaves on that grow around a central stalk. This one has leaves growing out along each stalk in a linear fashion.

I will have to take it to the Extension Office if it comes back next spring..Smile

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Post  Goosegirl on 11/14/2011, 9:07 pm

@camprn wrote:these are not an elder, but it does look more like a wild choke cherry, but that wouldn't be right if it is a vine... Did you take a sample to bring to your local County Cooperative Extension Ag agent? If not, it's a pretty good photo, they may be able to tell from the picture.

The leaves don't look right to me for a chokecherry - and the chokecherries I am familiar with are not vining, they would be a shrub or tree.
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