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artjak

Nutcutlet and I saw this in an NGS garden today, no one knew what it was;


 


 Berries and leaves from the mystery bush.

nutcutlet

I haven't died from giving it the taste test

artjak

Nut...so we know it is not toxic in small quantities, what did it taste like?

nutcutlet

Nothing, a bit sharp on the tongue

Supernoodle

Nut! Didn't you listen when you were a child? Tut tut.

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artjak

Snoodle, we all tried to stop her...someone wrestled her to the ground... it was all a blur after that...by some miracle she survived...

The honourable herpetologist

Looks like a spicebush. If so, you're lucky. I wouldn't eat them as fruit but good for flavoring other things, beer, wines, culinary dishes etc.

artjak

Hopeful H, I've just looked up spicebush and it seems to have longer fruit and possibly different shaped leaves...but I'm leaving my options open

artjak

hh, sadly not that; leaves are not cotoneasterish

nutcutlet

I've got a ringing in the ears, is that a sign of poisoning?

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fidgetbones

Could it be a foreign type of hawthorn, such as chinese or russian?. the  fruit look very hawthornish.

nutcutlet

I didn't get a feel of hawthorn species from this but a possibility

Could it be Aronia, Chokeberry?