Blue Berries, Vancouver BC

That’s blue berries, not blueberries. The details can matter.

These were snuggling into the foliage of unidentified hedges.

Blue berries in close-up; blurred background.

Blue berries in background; blurred background


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8 Responses to Blue Berries, Vancouver BC

  1. John Whitman says:

    Are they berries or wild grapes? I know not.
    John W

  2. Tom Watson says:

    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.


  3. Tom Watson says:

    They could also, according to my “Like that garden app”, be holly leaf barberries.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      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 says:

      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.

  4. Ralph Milton says:

    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 . . .

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