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Is this an edible berry?

Posted by mannye z10 Miami Beach (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 11, 14 at 23:04

Not sure what this is. Anyone know?


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RE: Is this an edible berry?

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


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RE: Is this an edible berry?

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


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RE: Is this an edible berry?

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


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RE: Is this an edible berry?

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.


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