Berry Bush?

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  1. 4ager

    4ager Active Member

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    What kind of berries would this be? Found it under a pine tree leaking sap.
     

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    Looks like it could be a Mahonia species.
     
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    thank you
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Mahonia nervosa, I believe (now Berberis nervosa)
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    When was photo taken?
     
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    two days ago
     
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    Leaflets quite like the native but is timing of fruits right?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    There are similar fruiting plants in the Garden here now. Does this seem early?

    4ager, I assume you like to find wild edibles. You might want to try this one. I only found out it was edible late last year. I sampled some. They are quite tart, but I found them very tasty. (Probably way too sour and strong for most people) They make good preserves or can be added to sweeter fruit. Loaded with vitamin C. I look forward to trying out some new jelly recipes when they ripen.
     
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    Then apparently it isn't early.
     
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    Thanks Eric, I will taste it once it ripens a bit. I am trying to learn survival tactics, in case I ever get lost in the woods somewhere. So, after watching some Youtube videos, I figured I better start learning what the plants are and which ones are edible. Starting at home is a great place to learn, and then go from there, as I tend to hike a lot.
    How do you guys know all these names of plants??? Impressive.
     

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