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Kris Minto
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Hi,

I found this shrub near my house in a forest and was interested to find out if anyone knew what it was and if the berries could be foraged?


Thanks,
Kris
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S Bengi
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I cant even tell if its a Prunus or not
 
Jay Vinekeeper
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Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry, European cornel or Dogwood), (Armenian: հոն hon, Persian: زغال اخته‎, Turkish: Kızılcık, Azerbaijani: Zoğal, Chinese: 山茱萸, Romanian: Corn ) is a species of flowering plant in the dogwood family Cornaceae, native to southern Europe, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iran and southwest Asia.

It is a medium to large deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5–12 m tall, with dark brown branches and greenish twigs. The leaves are opposite, 4–10 cm long and 2–4 cm broad, with an ovate to oblong shape and an entire margin. The flowers are small (5–10 mm diameter), with four yellow petals, produced in clusters of 10–25 together in the late winter, well before the leaves appear. The fruit is an oblong red drupe 2 cm long and 1.5 cm in diameter, containing a single seed.

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Kris Minto
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Thanks for the information Jay. Much appreciated.

Kris
 
Kelby Taylor
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This is not Cornus mas! They have pointed, slightly puckered, opposite leaves.

It may well be edible (I'm not sure what it is), I'd wager a member of the cherry/plum family judging by the spots on the branches.
 
S Bengi
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I know of only two species int the dogwood family that is edible so if it is some relative of cornus mas its poisonous.
I am also pretty sure that it not cornus mas or anything in the dogwood family.
It is mostly something from the prunus family. If possible post a few more pictures.
 
Kris Minto
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I went out a took a few extra close up pictures.

Kris
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S Bengi
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It is most likely a Viburnum, most but not all of the species is edible.
http://www.oikostreecrops.com/Berries-Shrub-Crops/Fruiting-Shrub-Crops/Manchurian-Viburnum/p-147-148-451/
 
Hugo Rozzo
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https://www.google.fr/search?q=frangula+alnus&client=firefox-a&hs=vXb&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=e07oUdz_Ns2KswaR7IDIDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1143&bih=729

looks like this to me
 
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