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Can you identify this bush?

Discussion in 'Natural Remedies' started by Mini Horses, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Sep 8, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

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    After doing a google search, I determined that there are many different trees/shrubs called choke cherry... most likely dependent on what area of the country they are grown in. We had a whole "wild" hedge of them where I grew up. They grew in a long pannicle. Super bitter. We never did anything with them, but I've heard of them being used for jelly. Maybe even wine.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Definitely not pokeberry. Had those everywhere and the goats have taken care of them by eating young leaves. :)
    BUT...at that site I spotted another plant and working thru a lot it appears that this "may" be ALONG THE LINE of something in the family of Araliaceaeā€¦.American Spikenard, Aralia rocaece(SP) or something like that. So, ginsing is in the same aralia party. Wild sasparilla, another. Nothing is perfect for this plant I see BUT, this is the closest grouping I have found.

    Tomorrow I will better inspect the stems & leaves to see if it matches up with some of the things in these threads I have gone to. It's just a thing that has me wanting to know, now that it hasn't been easy. :lol: Too many relatives out there for this.
     
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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

    BUT the birds should be well fed as there are thousands of these berries out there!!!
     
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    Take some of the leaves and berries to your county ag extension office.
     
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    Not worth the time now. 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: very showy when it blooms.
     

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