We had a bush on the corner of the road and neighbor's yard, that every year would have red berries on it. The birds would come eat them in the Fall. My grandkids would sometimes pick them and squash them, and we'd always say "don't eat them they might be poison". When I was growing up, odd berries around, some were called "choke berries" some "dog berries" (maybe the same thing) us kids were always told "don't eat they might be poison".
Someone told me the bush with the red berries is a cranberry bush. Someone has some planted in their yard, and on the side of the road there are a lot of them. Some in my back yard too, under the trees.
I know cranberries grow in "bogs" (like in Rhode Island?) but are there such things as cranberry bushes and are they something we could eat?
That looks more like a Honeysuckle bush to me.
Nope... not a cranberry... honeysuckle like PM said...
Cranberry have leaves shaped more like a wild grape or a maple... wider leaves.
There are different kinds high bush and low bush, but this is the kind we get to eat. They come from flooding bogs and then skimming off the berries. This pic is of a bog that is being flooded. When they are done flooding, the plant will be under water.
I used Google Images and found a picture of a honeysuckle and it looks like your picutre.
Thanks for the info.
Doesn't honeysuckle have flowers? Blossoms?
I remember where I lived growing up, we'd walk by on the street and smell the most beautiful smell- delicate and floral, and someone would say 'that's honeysuckle". It was apparently flowers on bushes in the wooded areas on the side of the road. I just remember them as being sort of lily-like and very delicate. And if I got close to them and smelled them, it didn't smell like much. But, it seemed to carry on the air.
These are red berries with dark green leaves. And they don't smell like anything.
Yes Starchild, honeysuckle does have flowers. Mine are white. Then the berries appear. Sure looks like my honeysuckle.
It might be a red huckle berry bush. My honeysuckle bush never gets berries like that. Just Googled it and nope, not a huckle berry.
I Googled honeysuckle bush
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