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17/07/2013 at 16:12

Good afternoon all, can somebody tell me what this is.  It's not very attractive and quite prickly.

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17/07/2013 at 16:36

It may not be attractive to you but something finds it tasty.

17/07/2013 at 17:17

I know waterbutts, small sections of it seem to die off now and again, the leaves are quite tough.

17/07/2013 at 17:54

It has the appearance of Ruscus aculeatus, aka Butcher's Broom to me. Does it get red berries?

17/07/2013 at 19:25

Never seen any berries Berghill

17/07/2013 at 20:28

Still think it is Butcher's Broom, but well chewed.

17/07/2013 at 21:20

Does look like you're right Berghill, I googled it and its very similar.  Never had berries on it, not sure it's being eaten, it's always looked tatty to be honest, sections of it die of or turn white.  Thanks for the ID 

18/07/2013 at 10:40

it might be the male plant as its only the female plant that gets berries...

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