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May 22, 2018 6:13 PM CST
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I am in Meridian Idaho, and my new house has quite a few wild areas with plants, trees and shrubs growing. Today I noticed a couple of flowering bushes that appear to have some berries on them… Although they are now dried up. I am trying to identify the berries and determine if they are something that is edible. Some of the bushes have white flowers and some have pink. The leaves have serrated edges, and there are thorns on the shrubs.
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May 22, 2018 6:17 PM CST
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That looks like a Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata). The berries are seed pods aka Rose Hips.

Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata)
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May 22, 2018 8:14 PM CST

Trying to identify this tree in my niece's yard.
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May 22, 2018 8:22 PM CST
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Welcome to the forum! What a lovely tree; where approximately does your niece live?
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May 22, 2018 8:27 PM CST
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Wow thats a beauty. I think it may be this.
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May 22, 2018 8:39 PM CST
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Anneau12 said:I am in Meridian Idaho, and my new house has quite a few wild areas with plants, trees and shrubs growing. Today I noticed a couple of flowering bushes that appear to have some berries on them… Although they are now dried up. I am trying to identify the berries and determine if they are something that is edible. Some of the bushes have white flowers and some have pink. The leaves have serrated edges, and there are thorns on the shrubs.


Both are roses, but difficult if not impossible to tell the exact species from just those pictures. Some possibilities are Rosa laevigata, R. bracteata, R. palustris, R. carolina and others. The "berries" are called rose hips and are edible.
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May 22, 2018 9:29 PM CST
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Thank you all! I appreciate the help in identifying this.
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May 22, 2018 9:38 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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I just realized the tree was posted to your rose question thread by a second person. Blinking
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May 22, 2018 10:05 PM CST
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