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William Lester
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Hi,

We live in Wisconsin, and moved to a new (to us) home last October.  In the backyard is a bush about 5 feet tall with a lot of what looks like young berries.   There is some dried up berries from last year that are dark, like blueberries.    I'd like to identify what kind of bush this is.   Hoping for something we can safely eat.     Anybody know?
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Phil Gardener
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Looks like a Viburnum to me.  There are a number of species and hybrids.  A picture once the flowers open might help us figure out which one you have.
 
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My guess, silky dogwood.
 
Craig Dobbson
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Looks like some kind of dogwood to me too.
 
William Lester
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here is a photo of the flowers, sorry it's not a better one.     Sadly we had a big storm with lots of rain and hail that knocked most of the flowers off. 

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Seeing 5 flower petals as oppose to 4, Phil may be right with Viburnum.
 
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