Mystery Berry!

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Date Photo Taken: 07/24/2013
Location: Ellijay, GA
Posted By: beccaconn

Notes:

These berries grow from a large bush along a dirt road. They are the size of large blueberries.

COMMENTS

  1. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Wish you had a close-up of the berries. Kind of hard to tell from this distance.

    July 25th, 2013 at 10:37 am
  2. bullfroghollow Flower Fanatic says:

    Could it be gooseberry?

    July 25th, 2013 at 10:47 am
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Compare to this previous post. It’s not a confirmed ID but it may be some help: http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/what-is-the-name-of-this-plum-tree/

    July 25th, 2013 at 6:56 pm
  4. bullfroghollow Flower Fanatic says:

    Pretty sure it’s not chickasaw plum, Bobby. They once grew on every roadside here. Herbicides have pretty much done away with them now.

    July 25th, 2013 at 8:10 pm
  5. beccaconn Registered says:

    The wild plum is the closest match I’ve come up with, as well. I’ll try to get better pics over the weekend and post again! Thanks for the help!

    July 25th, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  6. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    From the shape and coloration, I would suspect eleagnus.

    There are several species of eleagnus invading the area… They don’t all have those shiny leaves and thorns…

    When you get additional berry pics, please get some of the top of the bush, so that we can see the leaves.

    July 26th, 2013 at 9:54 am
  7. beccaconn Unregistered says:

    @stone- you are correct! Thank you!

    August 1st, 2013 at 9:26 am
  8. beccaconn Unregistered says:

    http://www.psa-rising.com/eatingwell/wild-foods/autumnolive.htm

    August 1st, 2013 at 9:27 am

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