Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Is it dianella?

I spotted these pretty berries right beside a track in the forest.  Does anyone know what they are?  Are they harmful to children? 

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  1. I have never seen anything like them but they sure are pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Rose. I thought they were pretty, too.

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  2. Very pretty berries and these are new to me.

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    1. Me too, Nancy. I don't recall seeing them growing wild in the forest although I think I've seen them in a garden.

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  3. I'm sorry...I'm of no help whatsoever.

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    1. No worries, Lee. I don't think they are native to NZ but I don't think I've seen them in Oz, either. Although I've learned a friend in Tasmania has them in her garden.

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  4. They look like Dianella to me. I am pretty sure they aren't edible for humans.

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    1. I wasn't brave enough to take a bite to see if children might eat them, Serenata.

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  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianella_(plant)

    check out the link Pauline. I think too its Dianella

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    1. Thanks, Felicia. Yes, it does look like that is what they are.

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  6. I've never seen a purple berry like that but it's very pretty.

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  7. There's an app you can download, you take a picture of the plant and it tells you what you are looking at. Hope it can help.

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    1. Thanks, Messymimi. I'll see if I can find it. I'd use an app like that a lot.

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  8. I've never seen anything like that.....

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  9. What a fascinating color and a beautiful photo of these pretty berries. I am sorry but I know nothing about them and have a hard time with ours too.

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  10. Never seen berries of that colour in my corner of the world. Pretty, but I don't think I'd dare taste them without knowing what they are!

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  11. ...I'm no help here, I've never heard of dianella. A good rule of thumb here is that white berries may be poisonous.

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  12. Whatever it is, it takes a wonderful photo!

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  13. I am afraid I can't help but it appears you have a few who agree with your initial thought.
    I hope you are well, Pauline!

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