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Old 08-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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I know if I spent a few hours I'd probably find the answer, but you guys are so helpful!
Anyway, any ideas? Looks like each berry has 1 seed inside. I was brave and tasted one, kind of tart cherry like. I've seen some similar on the web, but the leaves don't match. They're growing about 5'-7' tall in southern Wisconsin.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:23 AM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choke_cherry just a wild guess

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I think choke cherrys have purple berries and the name is Buckthorn which is an obnoxious shrub in Wisconsin.
I am from wisconsin and if that is a resent pic of your shrub, it looks like honeysuckle shrub.
I dont think it is a viburnum which looks simular.
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It is red chokeberry. At this link, http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/arar.html, you can see the blossom and the tiny, edible red fruit. Great shots you captured, 52Caddy.

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The choke cherry fruit are red at first but turn black with maturity
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It is a Lonicera maackii. Is is also invasive or prohibited in many states of the US.
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be careful tasting berries till you know if they're edible.
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It's a Japanese honeysuckle.

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