Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Flora Blue Berries, Vancouver BC 19 July 2016 04 October 2017 Other Plants That’s blue berries, not blueberries. The details can matter. These were snuggling into the foliage of unidentified hedges. National Treasure #9: Banting and Best National Treasure #10: Inuksuk-Inunnguaq 8 Comments John Whitman 24 July 2016 at 12:56 pm 3 years ago Are they berries or wild grapes? I know not. John W Tom Watson 24 July 2016 at 4:29 pm 3 years ago They could possibly be either blue Virginia creepers or Nightshade. Both are poisonous. The rule of the thumb is to never eat berries that are on a vine. Tom Isabel Gibson 24 July 2016 at 4:32 pm 3 years ago Tom – Yikes – good to know. Berries have to be on a bush to be OK, eh? Tom Watson 24 July 2016 at 4:33 pm 3 years ago They could also, according to my “Like that garden app”, be holly leaf barberries. Tom Isabel Gibson 24 July 2016 at 4:33 pm 3 years ago Tom – Our friends who were holding the camera thank you. It will be better if we don’t immortalize my entry or exit from a kayak in a photo. Isabel Gibson 24 July 2016 at 5:12 pm 3 years ago Tom – I see why you/it thinks so, although I think my picture is nicer. Since I wasn’t interested in making jelly, only in taking pictures, I didn’t bother looking closely at the plant. Ralph Milton 28 July 2016 at 12:58 pm 3 years ago Those are Oregon Grapes, and they grow all over the Okanagan. Wild, and in gardens. Beautiful yellow flowers that smell like cheap perfume in the spring, deep purple berries in the fall, multi-coloured leaves that last through the winter. Also, I am told the berries make great jelly but are very tart. I’ve not tried that, but I do know they taste very tart. Have never heard that they hurt anyone, and some birds eat them. Best to all . . . Isabel Gibson 28 July 2016 at 3:32 pm 3 years ago Ralph – Thanks! I missed the cheap-perfume season, thank goodness! Comments are closed.