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Identify this bush?

Discussion in 'Pasture, Hay, & Forages: Information & Management' started by Mini Horses, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Sep 5, 2019
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Herd Master

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    See it all along the forests here -- curious. It has a long stem (like an elderberry) and when old enough does branch some. It sends up a large floral display, tiny white flowers, which look like someone stuck a bouquet up there. Now, those have turned into some dark purple berries.

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  2. Sep 10, 2019
    Baymule

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    I have no idea. Sometimes I will look up plants for my state/region and find what I am looking for. I am sure your state has a data base.
     
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    These bushes are everywhere on my property...i don't know what they are!
    I thought at first that they could be elderberries...but the leaves don't really look right.
    And i tried one of the berries (not a good idea) and it was horribly bitter :sick
    If you find out what it is...i wanna know!
     
  4. Sep 11, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    Aralia Spinosa. Not good for anything human. :D At least that is done for me. I can be at ease.:old

    Certain this is what it is, pics, and all are spot on. It is more than plentiful and bugged me to know what it was. A berry -- ya know :D -- ain't no good for nothing. Spikey thorns on it, too. Commonly called "the devils walking stick"...fits!! It's not on my farm, just along all the roads nearby. :eek:
     
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    Good to know!