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Help with berry identification
Sun 26-Sep-10
3:42 pm
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elle1010
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I'm back and have another unidentified berry/ fruit!

While bramble and crab apple foraging today I came across a tree that's about 12ft high.  It has berries of some type on it.  Some are green, I'm assuming these aren't ripe yet and some are red/ green, which I am assuming are going ripe.

I have googled for info on this tree & berries but am no further forward.  Was hoping that you knowledgable people on here might throw some light on it?

I've added some photos below but I'm not sure if they are showing?

 

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Sun 26-Sep-10
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danast
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wave I saw the photos the first time I looked, but the next time they were gone.  At first glance they looked like bay leaves, but I can't look again to be sure.

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Sun 26-Sep-10
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elle1010
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Hey Danast!

I have no idea where I am going wrong with the photos.  Technology and me just don't go.

I found it so easy to post photos the last time on this fourm but I'm struggling to do it again!

Will keep trying!

Sun 26-Sep-10
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Toffeeapple
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Try this link to the photos.  The berries look like Laurel Nobilis to me and, therefore, not edible I believe.

I'll try that again!

Sun 26-Sep-10
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I agree it looks like laurel to me too

Sun 26-Sep-10
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elle1010
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Many thanks for all of your replies.

I have googled 'Laurel' and it has indeed brought up the same tree & berries that I saw today.  It's a Prunus Lusitanica (common name Portugal Laurel).

Mystery solved!

Thank you so much again for, as ever, your very helpful replies. x

Mon 27-Sep-10
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Happy to have been of assistance;  don't be a stranger...wink

I'll try that again!

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