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Unìdentified shoot with red berries.

Hello, can anyone idenity this strange shoot with a cluster of red berries at the end? It appeared about a month ago, when the berries were green, then they turned red about a week ago. I saw about 5 or 6 of them in our local park yesterday  but apart from that I've never seen them before.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,462
    Hi @mike.p.fox40  and welcome to the forum I :)

    t's Arum maculatum ...  ... a fascinating spring wildflower ... after flowering the leaves die down just leaving the berries for the autumn.  They're toxic to us but valuable to wildlife.  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Brilliant, many thanks! Looks like one to steer clear of!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,553
    Don't let the seeds drop or you'll be plagued with it for years - as I have been :(
    It's almost impossible to eradicate
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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