Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Weird Berry Plant-What is it?

Folks, I've run on to a plant that is bewildering me. It kinda looks like a berry bush but since I've never seen it before and I've never seen a squirrel or bird eat the berries, I am a little leery of it.

So I am putting it up here to let you take a look at it. It's rather a pretty plant. This is about 3 foot tall, but I have seen it a few years back about 6 foot tall.

Here we see the tiny white flowers that will become berries within a few days. The flower stem is about 5 inches long as well as will be the berries that will form from it.

The leaves as you can see are broad and fairly big.

When the "berries" are completely formed and "ripe" they have turned a deep reddish wine color.

This is what it looks like before it's finished.

So there you have it folks. This thing looks rather alien. Hope it's not some kind of "Pod" plant!

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