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    06 / 01 / 2019

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    Gina McLaughlin


We’ve started clearing areas around our property for building, gardens, etc.. and I have noticed that we have a lot of these bushes all around. They sort of look like wild blueberries to me, but I’d be afraid to eat them unless I knew for sure. 🙂 The bushes vary in size, from 6 inches to 2 feet tall. The berries are light gray-blue with a small crown on the bottom. The leaves are lighter green on the underside than they are on top. I cant say if they flower b/c I’ve just noticed them in the past 2 weeks.


  • stone Master Identifier says:

    When they are ripe, the berries often drop from the plant as soon as I touch them. If pulling a purple berry from the plant means that part of the stem breaks off… Probably not ripe… I eat those too…. But the ripe ones are very tasty. Have you tasted these berries yet?

    July 22nd, 2019 at 10:00am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Agree with deer berry. I eat them at my house… They can be sour, so you need to let them turn purple… Very tasty at peak of ripeness… But the songbirds love them too! So good luck beating the birds to the ripe berries…

    June 21st, 2019 at 5:27pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    What Walter said…. I don’t know the ID of your plant, but check out these images of a variety in the deerberry group (Vaccinium stamineum). Best wishes!

    June 18th, 2019 at 3:30pm

  • Marie Marshall Registered says:

    Oh my gosh it does look just like blueberries I would taste it for you I’m not afraid to do that lol have you tried squishing a couple with your fingers and smelling them ?

    June 18th, 2019 at 3:22pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    It’s not anything that would harm you from a quick taste and spit out, if it didn’t taste right.

    June 18th, 2019 at 2:15pm

  • Gina McLaughlin Leaf Lover says:

    Thank you! I’ll definitely do that! 🙂

    June 18th, 2019 at 12:04pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    It looks like a member of the blueberry family to me as well. Call the extension office is in Burke or Richmond Countyies. They have probably seen it and can give a positive ID

    June 17th, 2019 at 6:56pm

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