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sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

hi these are growing on my SIL's land in amongst the b;ackberries, are they red currants? the pale insipid leaves are the ones that belong to the red berries, thank you image



Last edited: 30 September 2016 16:43:14


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    red currants are over

    I can't  see the leaf shape well but might be Tamus communis,  Black Bryony or similar climbing berry producer.

    Not Bryonia dioica, (White Briony)  or Solanum dulcamara, a nightshade

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I agree, the berry clusters are typical of black briony although it would be nice to see a full leaf (which are heart shaped.)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    the only leaves we could see were the two mangy ones in the 1st two pics that are pale yellow and attatched to the purply vine stem, the rest were all brown :)

  • By the glossiness, black bryony. 


  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    thank you all, i have passed on this info and she will not now be serving it up for xmas dinner lol 

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