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Wow, I just found these in my backyard. The second pics look like red grapes..am I right? Also what are the first berries? Anyone know? Thanks!!
09-14-2008, 01:43 PM
Grapes for #2 and #3. Dunno about #1.
09-14-2008, 07:50 PM
#1 looks like blueberries or huckleberries.
09-14-2008, 09:07 PM
imagine you never saw a blueberry, rasberry, blackberry... you would identify it as food for sure if u taste it. Maybe you can do that with other things(just less than a gramm on the tongue and when spit it out if it taste not good)??? Berries are our natural food we should be able to identify if there edible. With mushrooms thats not possible i know...
09-15-2008, 12:57 AM
I have seen number one before and they are not grapes or blueberries (blueberries grow close to the ground) But they often grow near wild grapes. Where are you located? That would help.
I asked my bf before about number one and he didn't know what they were called but he didn't think they were edible. The red stem might be a giveaway - I tried to find it online and in our foraging book but couldn't find it. But I wouldn't eat it if I were you.
Two and three could be grapes. You can tell by the leaves and they are always bunched just like the store bought ones. Although, number two seems to be NOT grape shapes and the stems are different. Grapes have very short stems. I think those might be something different. I think Huckleberries like someone else said.
If it is grapes, you will have those curly things that look like little branch springs on it.
You should post your pics on Forage Ahead to make sure - It is a free Yahoo group for Foragers and you can put up pics and people can tell you what they are.
Here is at the link:
09-15-2008, 01:03 AM
Actually, I was just looking at other site. If you live in Oregon, number one could be Oregon Grapes - they have a red stem. But there are some non edibles with red stems and dark berries too so you have to look at the leaves.
Don't eat until you are sure. If you have a local nature center, they could help you too.
09-15-2008, 01:37 AM
#1 I'm not sure, #2 and 3 are definetly grapes!
Thanks all very much! Useful links.
I live in Southern New Hampshire.
09-15-2008, 10:05 AM
I thought #1 looked like blueberries. The blueberries here in N. Georgia do not grow "close to the ground", we went blueberry picking two weeks ago and most of the good ones left were well over my head out of reach. Best of luck.
09-15-2008, 10:38 AM
Number 1 is definitely not blueberries. The leaves are not like blueberry leaves at all. Blueberries don't have red stems, and they don't grow in clusters like that.
2 and 3 are grapes :) .
09-15-2008, 11:07 AM
yeah-totally NOT blueberries. For some odd reason "pokeberry" I live in New England too, and I recently read about a plant that mimics the grape rather closely-but is not edible. Grab a couple of leaves and search online to make sure you are consuming the inedible, possibly poisonous ones. HTH
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