What kind of berry? pt 2

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  1. TimA

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    This was on the north shore (Vancouver), under mostly deciduous trees. Unfortunately my trees are even worse than my berries, so I can't name any names...
     

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    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I don't think M. bifolium is present locally -- though the closely related Maianthemum dilatatum is here (and that'd be my suggestion for this one).
     
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    I should perhaps mention that there was a sign nearby stating that the area had been settled and that many of the trees are non-indigenous. Would either of the suggested species be edible, and if so, perhaps they were also 'imported' along with the trees?
     
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    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No it's rather poisonous.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's far more likely that it is the common native, M. dilatatum, as opposed to something that hitched a ride with trees (most of those trees will likely have been seed-planted or from North American grown nursery stock)
     

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