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Old 10-20-2020, 04:16 PM   #1
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It's me again. From a northern Illinois, USA state park or forest preserve. What plant has these spheres of "berries". They are 1.5 - 2 inches in diameter.
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It's me again. From a northern Illinois, USA state park or forest preserve. What plant has these spheres of "berries". They are 1.5 - 2 inches in diameter.
They're edible. They are blackberries.
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I don't know about that! They appear more round than a blackberry cluster!

Do NOT eat till it is verified!!!!

I'm not seeing any thorns neither! Do you have a photo of the leaves? It's hard to tell from what I'm seeing...some sort of a vine trailing up it or is that part of it???

You've never filled out your location. What part of the country are you from? Sometimes that helps in ID-ing things
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Now that I look more closely I see those leaves ARE part of it but they are NOT blackberry leaves!!!!
Blackberry leaf edges are jagged.
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Took me a while to find it but I THINK what you've found is a ....Smilax herbacea, Common Name: carrion flower, carrion vine
See:https://www.google.com/search?q=smil...w=1280&bih=881
A link to it: https://extension.umass.edu/landscap...milax-herbacea
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Old 10-20-2020, 09:16 PM   #6
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I do believe that is it! This is northern Illinois, USA. Added to my info now too.


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Old 10-21-2020, 12:07 AM   #7
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Smilax was my first thought too although I'm not familiar with that species.
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Smilax was my first thought too although I'm not familiar with that species.
Ah, so they are not blackberries! I would have been fooled. I do, however, have blackberry bushes growing that are thornless. One can no longer go by the presence of thorns...
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:34 PM   #9
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No worries about my eating them. I just wanted to know what they are, for submitting a picture for my stock portfolio on Shutterstock.com.


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