Is this an edible berry?

mannye(z10 Miami Beach)March 11, 2014

Not sure what this is. Anyone know?

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Looks like Privet which is toxic.

Here is a link that might be useful: Chinese privet

This post was edited by saltcedar on Wed, Mar 12, 14 at 0:41

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 12:04AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

if that is a current pic ....

i always defer to the rule.. that if the birds dont want to eat a berry in winter.. it probably is NOT edible ...

of course FL is a bit easier on birds.. as compared to my frozen MI ...

ken

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 12:29PM
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smertz001

Hi.

Mannye posted that picture for me, and it was taken in Houston, Texas.

And the Chines Privet definitely does look like a best match for it that I've seen. Also, I like the rule of if they are still there at this point then it's probably not something I want to eat.

Thanks & Cheers!
-- Steve

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 1:16PM
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carol23_gw

Birds eat privet fruit, dispersing the seeds all over and making it highly invasive. Birds can eat things that humans cannot eat and vice versa. Avocados , for instance, are highly toxic to parrots.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 1:34PM
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