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Mystery Berries #145172

Asked August 04, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

I found these dark berries growing in my backyard. They look like blueberries, but when I tried one it was very bitter, it dried out my mouth. The inside of the berry is a dark purple color. Could you identify these berries? Are they edible? Are they poisonous?

Middlesex County Delaware

Expert Response

Thank you for your question.  After looking at the photo you submitted, the berries resemble those of black chokeberry or Aronia.  Take a look at the following website to compare: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder/plant-details/kc/j420/aronia-melanocarpa.aspx

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Tracy Wootten Replied August 06, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT

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