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Unknown berry which was a dark blue with an egg shape to it.
Near Lowbush Blueberries.
Sour sounds scrumptious to me, Lynne! Thanks, John!
Sure J, I would love to. Lynne: I have heard this as well. I actually see it quite a bit as a filler ingredient in juice cocktails.
Research is being done on Aronia melanocarpa as a fruit crop since the berries are extremely high in antioxidants. They're edible but very sour with a bit of an aftertaste...I like them.
Thank you, John! I have many more wild plants that I have no idea of either. If you have time to help, that would be great! If not, I definitely understand!
Thanks for your very nice comment, John! You can suggest the ID if you would like!
I just noticed the small glands on the midrib, almost peculiar to the genus Aronia. Great resolution on the picture. As far as the fruit goes, it looks like this is just a more natural looking specimen than the robust garden specimens that show up on most image searches, thus lacking the large clusters. I'm confident with Aronia melanocarpa now.
I see they usually grow in bunches from a red stem. What do you think, John? http://www.hort.net/profile/ros/arome/
Thanks John, I'll check it out.
Maybe Aronia melanocarpa - Chokeberry.
Spotted on Aug 11, 2012 Submitted on Aug 17, 2012