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Flgarden

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Berry ID
« on: June 01, 2022, 06:20:09 PM »
Please help identifying those berries. They grow in Orlando fl, at  college campus. Are they edible? Honeyberry? I have never seen anything productive like that without extra help.





Thank you,
Ana
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Re: Berry ID
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2022, 10:33:17 PM »
Leaves look a lot glossier than the honeyberry plants I grow. Is it evergreen?

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Re: Berry ID
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2022, 05:05:07 PM »
Guess native Florida privet

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Re: Berry ID
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2022, 05:14:24 PM »
berries look the same

but keep in  mind when looking

are the leaves opposite of each other on branch
yours are (edit privet have opposite leaves as well)

I may go outside, and look at a privet . (to see if leaves are opposite or alternating )


By the way privet is in the olive family , but berries are said not to be edible
some privet that is not native is taking over in Southern IL.

Now I think In northern IL . our privet that is a ornamental is finally becoming invasive
(some seems to have fruited  once in 40 years
I have never saw berries form until a few years ago (and none since)
( but maybe fruited being weather related  that year)
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Re: Berry ID
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2022, 05:21:17 PM »
Simple question

what does the berry look like inside

Is the seed tiny (if not may be privet)


Honeysuckle family should have very tiny seeds
privet seeds should be larger .


I am no expert, but that is only a guess ...

You never know if the college would plant non native privet '
if so could spread over a entire area ...

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Re: Berry ID
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2022, 07:49:25 PM »
Thank you !!
It does look like Forestiera segregata, florida privet.
Seeds are not tiny..Taste is somewhat sweet and bitter. I didn't eat it!!! Seems like college was planting native florida plants in the area.
Ana

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Re: Berry ID
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2022, 06:29:01 AM »
Apparently Chinese Privet , and Florida have a different latin name,
 but thanks to you actually I did not catch that (Florida Privet is new to me)


JJust wanted to say Our Privet has a gap from a few Dead ones From winter -40 F Polar vortex
I just saw this June berry cultivar  with small growth

Maybe I can hide one in a bare spots place
and try to convince my Mom to replace them all


\ Amelanchier Alnifolia 'Obelisk'

(random Nursery I am trying to boycott nurseries selling Japanese honeysuckle --
I pay taxes , and others do too to remove that crap -- but not sure if they sell invasive ones .)










https://www.midwestgroundcovers.com/plant/first-editions-standing-ovation-serviceberry/
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