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    Help me identify this

    Help me identify this-image-jpg

    There are many many berries on these trees in my yard. But what is it? I've ruled out elderberries unfortunately.

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    Found it. Buckthorn
    http://msuextension.org/invasiveplan...0buckthorn.pdf

    Now trying to figure out if it's poisonous. I have tons of these berries.

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    Found it. Buckthorn
    http://msuextension.org/invasiveplan...0buckthorn.pdf

    Now trying to figure out if it's poisonous. I have tons of these berries.
    I'm not familiar with it. I know you live in Michigan too but it must be more common in heavily wooded areas.

    As to poisonous, this is from your link...I wouldn't eat any.

    The berry-like fruits of common buckthorn act as a laxative. Birds commonly eat the fruits and serve as effective dispersers given the fruits’ laxative qualities. The fruit would have the same impact on people, accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and colic...

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    Hmmm...edible but yet....NOT

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    The Latin name alone should be a warning: rhamnus catharticus. It causes vomiting and diarrhea.

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    Stay away from that buckthorn pie!

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    Oh my .
    And buckthorn jelly as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieAnne View Post
    Oh my .
    And buckthorn jelly as well.
    The gift that keeps on giving. :bado:

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