Found a mysterious "blue berry", NOT a blueberry!

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cheddarpaul
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Found a mysterious "blue berry", NOT a blueberry!

Post: # 32848Post cheddarpaul
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:32 pm

Hello everyone. I am hoping someone can shed light on a mysterious berry I found when out for a walk today.

They look alot like a blackberry, made up of lots of 'drupelets' which are bigger and softer than those on a blackberry.

They grow on a low bush - again looking alot like a blackberry bush only lower.

They are roughly the same colour and shade as sloes are at this time of year - with a sort of 'velvety' finish to the colour,

I havent yet tried one and thought I would wait to see if they are edible.

Any help would be appreciated.
Erm - what just happened?

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mrsflibble
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Post: # 32849Post mrsflibble
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:48 pm

no ideas without a pic!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 32858Post meadsteve
Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:43 pm

From your description it could be a dewberry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewberry but a picture of the culprit would most definatly help.

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Post: # 32879Post Shirley
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:16 pm

Sounds about right Meadsteve.... and a big warm selfsufficientish welcome to you!!
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