Is this berry poisonous? (ID complete)

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Date Photo Taken: August 27, 2010
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posted By: megannerose


I live in N. Virginia, and my apartment complex has these trees/shrubs in the area behind my unit. While I was out playing with my dog, he ate one of the berries he found on the ground. The berries began falling earlier this week (end of August). I can’t seem to figure out what they are, and I am concerned that the berries might be something that could harm my pup. The berries are hard (not soft like a berry you would eat) and they are in shades of the red and orange family. Please help!


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I believe the dog is safe.

    The fruit is from a kousa dogwood.


    August 27th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

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