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Tryng to determine if this is a poisonous bush

Posted by AiliDeSpain 6a - Utah (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 27, 14 at 11:09

This Bush has red berries with a depression in the bottom of the berries. Trying to determine if the berries are poisonous since my kids are attracted to the plant.


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RE: Tryng to determine if this is a poisonous bush

Picture of whole plant.


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RE: Tryng to determine if this is a poisonous bush

cant focus on a single leaf...nor the berry ...

WAG... honeysuckle... and not the good honeysuckle ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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RE: Tryng to determine if this is a poisonous bush

What? Are you saying you need a better pic to identify?


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RE: Tryng to determine if this is a poisonous bush

One of the bush honeysuckles, as Ken guessed. The pictures are not in focus so it's hard to say which one but L fragrantissima has those double berries. Did you notice a good scent in the very early spring from it?


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RE: Tryng to determine if this is a poisonous bush

Take leaves and berries to a local nursery and ask them.


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Bush honeysuckle of some sort. Some are poisonous, some aren't... I know foragers generally say you shouldn't take chances with them unless you really know what you are doing.


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All berries are poisonous to someone......

I agree with CaraRose and her statement....

" I know foragers generally say you shouldn't take chances with them unless you really know what you are doing."


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RE: Tryng to determine if this is a poisonous bush

Definitely an invasive alien honeysuckle that should be removed and destroyed. But you will keep finding seedlings all over your (and your neighbors') gardens, around the bases of trees, and everywhere for several years at least as the (nutrition-poor) berries the birds have eaten & pooped out will continue to sprout for years. (Voice of experience. Finally got MY neighbor to cut his bushes down 3 years ago & I am still pulling the %#$@ things...)

Here is a link that might be useful: Why they should be removed


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