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Is this berry edible? #277631 - Ask Extension


Is this berry edible? #277631

Asked September 12, 2015, 1:18 PM EDT

The berries have a sweet aroma. The ripe ones are a deep purple- almost black - with purple juice. The stems that connect the berries are pink.

Muskogee County Oklahoma

Expert Response

NO THIS IS NOT EDIBLE!!!  This is a poke weed berry and although birds will eat these berries they are not safe for humans to consume, please DO NOT EAT THESE BERRIES!!!  They are considered poisonous to humans.

Peggy Coon Replied September 12, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT

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