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May 25, 2016 3:08 PM CST
|Just bought this house in nashville, tn. Got a million of these berry bushes in on property. The leaves feel like wax. They look unripe right now.. My questions...|
What is it? Can we eat them? If so, how will i know theyre ripe? If not, are they dangerous if my kids decide to try them?
May 25, 2016 3:23 PM CST
|This is one of the holly plants and those berries as far as I know are not edible. Birds like them, but you and your kids wouldn't. |
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
May 25, 2016 3:31 PM CST
|I agree, a Holly of some type and although some have berries that are edible to birds I don't know of any that are edible to humans.|
Check out a few of these for comparison:
Dahoon Holly (Ilex cassine)
Dwarf Burford Holly (Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana')
Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta)
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May 25, 2016 4:36 PM CST
|Depending on the size/weight of the child as few as 2 holly berries can be toxic. The berries can also harm pets. Please, please, please advise your children to never snack in the yard/garden without your permission. |
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