Are the black berries on this bush poisonous? #274145 - Ask Extension

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Are the black berries on this bush poisonous? #274145

Asked August 30, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT

There is a bush about 10 feet high and 6 feet across growing in my backyard. The leaves have serrated edges and small black berries in clusters growing on the branches. I want to know if they are poisonous.

Hennepin County Minnesota

Expert Response

It appears to be cockspur hawthorn and while not listed as poisonous the fruits do not taste good.
Dennis Mielke Replied September 01, 2015, 8:32 AM EDT

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