Identifying some berries. Help.

Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 08:38 am
I found some berries that look like golden raspberries, have 3 lobe leaves that look like cloudberries. What are they? And are they safe to eat?



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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 09:29 am
First of all, don't eat ANY wild plants unless they are POSITIVELY identified. There are some nasty things out there.

That having been said, these do look like a form or raspberry. I'll have to research a little to give you an opinion.
Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 10:39 am
Either it is a cultivar of golden raspberries or it's a Rubus Ellipticus.
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 11:24 am
Well I spent a couple hours researching for possible matches to poisonous berries and didn't find anything that looked remotely similar. I did that test to check if it is poisonous. Nothing happened. And as far as I can tell all berries in the raspberry family aren't poisonous. But I still have no idea what kind they are. They were planted outside of a storage facility as decoration. Could it maybe be an undocumented hybrid?
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 11:30 am
those leaves don't look quite right - very close to cloudberry but not quite

what form does the plant take?
Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 11:45 am
A Prostrate shrub? I don't know much about plants. It is rather low to the ground and branches off from a centeral root base. I guess just like a regular woody shrub, but more flat.
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 01:15 pm
I found it! It is a golden Formosa Carpet raspberry.
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