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Can anyone identify this berry? (Arapahoe National Forrest- Colorado)  RSS feed

 
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Spent yesterday in the Arapahoe National Forrest near Idaho Springs, Colorado. This berry was everywhere, yet I can't find any information on it. Most of the bushes were near rivers and streams. Is there a website that can help identify berries? Would be great if they are edible.
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I'd say it looks like a Lonicera involucrata.  It's a type of honeysuckle native to western US.  The most common kind is called the twinberry honeysuckle and usually has berries in pairs.  There are some breeds that have them in singles or triples/small clusters.  I do not believe them to be poisonous though some sites say some species are.  The general consensus is they are bitter and not tasty.  Hope that helps.
 
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That is extremely helpful! I did read something about twin berries but the photo wasnt too clear. I will look further into it
 
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Glad i could help.  It's not in my region (Central Indiana) but w/ 4 kids i like to try and identify the wild berries so i know what to and not to touch on our hikes.
 
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