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Aug 31, 2021 2:26 PM CST
Istanbul
Hi all,

During one of my walking trips, I have seen a plant having pearl like fruits on it. It has a hard shell and a hollow point on top of it. In Google I could not make an exact match. The ones I have discovered are having soft shells.
What is your opinion about this plant? What could it be?


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Aug 31, 2021 2:38 PM CST

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This plant looks kind of artificial... are you certain this is a real plant?
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Aug 31, 2021 2:47 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I can see a seam in photo #5.
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Aug 31, 2021 2:49 PM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Excellent pics of the green railings.
It would really help if you could take clear pics to show the plant.
Does it have leaves?
Looks like beads stuck on a stick.
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Aug 31, 2021 2:53 PM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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DaisyI said:I can see a seam in photo #5.


So you can.


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Aug 31, 2021 2:56 PM CST

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Yes, there seems to be a seam - this must be artificial.
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Aug 31, 2021 3:01 PM CST
Name: Zoë
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No question. Pix 4, 5 & 6 are entirely obvious. I can never tell if the people who post pictures of plastic plants truly think they're real or are simply trying to spoof us.
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Aug 31, 2021 5:33 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Those look like popits -anyone remember those?
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Sep 1, 2021 1:03 AM CST
Istanbul
Hi all,

First of all, thank you for all your comments. I could not enter the building since it was a private one. That's why I had to take the shots behind the railings. Sorry for this.
After reading all the comments, my thoughts about that the plant could be artificial is: Could be possible, but I see that the fruits (or whatever they are) are so arbitrary distributed. On an artificial product, I believe that all the fruits would be positioned mostly in front of our eyes. I see also some almost touching the ground. (See the last pic I have uploaded). In addition to that, I see different sizes and color variations of these fruits. Would an artificial product embody such color and size variations?
About the seam; looks to me more like a thick spider web.
I will try to visit that street this week again and try to find someone to ask about it. If this is something artificial, I will inform you as well. If this is not artificial,
I am curious what it is :)
Thank you all for your considerations.

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Sep 1, 2021 1:43 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Some artificial plants do look very real.

I have no idea what it could be, but isn't there a snowberry bush that resembles this?
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Sep 1, 2021 1:52 AM CST
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sertac said:Hi all,

First of all, thank you for all your comments. I could not enter the building since it was a private one. That's why I had to take the shots behind the railings. Sorry for this.


Next time put the phone lens/camera lens between the railings to try and get clear pics of the mystery plant/object.
Keep us posted.
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Sep 1, 2021 4:28 AM CST
Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
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Artificial.
Look at the broken 'fruit' and it is pretty clear...
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Sep 1, 2021 7:16 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Yes, that one looks like a light bulb!
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Sep 1, 2021 7:25 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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In pic 9, there is twine or rope holding the manufactured stems with the white "berries." In a couple of the pics, you can see cracked and broken berries. Most of the leaves look real, that are in focus.

@Porkpal I don't remember. What are popits?
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Sep 1, 2021 7:46 AM CST
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I don't think the leaves in the picture go with the berries. If you look at the base of the plant, it looks like there is a grey-colored pipe cleaner wrapped around to hold the berry stem to the plant with leaves.
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Sep 1, 2021 8:04 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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@purpleinopp popits were plastic beads that could be popped together to form necklaces etc (in the '60s ?)
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Sep 1, 2021 8:24 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Thank you! I think that was just before my childhood.

Like this?
https://oureverydaylife.com/19...
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Sep 1, 2021 9:12 AM CST

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blue23rose said:Some artificial plants do look very real.

I have no idea what it could be, but isn't there a snowberry bush that resembles this?


No - snowberries don't have seams and holes (I have seen snowberries before).
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Sep 1, 2021 9:19 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Oh, I know they don't have seams and holes. I was just suggesting the possibility that the artificial plant may resemble a snowberry.
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Sep 1, 2021 9:20 AM CST

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blue23rose said:Oh, I know they don't have seams and holes. I was just suggesting the possibility that the artificial plant may resemble a snowberry.


Oh, I thought that you were thinking it was an actual snowberry. Sorry about that.

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