Sunday, December 02, 2012

Berry Confusing

What is this? Is this a kind of berry or something? I haven't seen anything like it before until my family visited Ming's in Tagaytay. It is blue but it is not blueberry. Very interesting talaga. I had to take lots of photos for posting here.





They have a greenhouse at Ming's and one of the plants they grow is this shrub with clusters and clusters of blue fruits.




A gardener mentioned that they cannot be eaten. Unfortunately, he doesn't know its name and where did it come from.




Its lovely look and color made me almost pick some for eating. So inviting but could be poisonous, right?




The daughter was fascinated by this fruit-bearing plant, too. I had to warn her not to touch it no matter how tempting it looks.




In the Philippines, there are so many plants that are looking pretty but toxic. Take for example adelfa, a beautiful ornamental plant. A single leaf of adelfa can cause nausea, vomiting, cardiac arrest, and even death when accidentally eaten.

If anyone knows about this plant, please kindly comment or email me about it. Thank you.






NOTE: This entry was originally posted in my old blog www.utotmopink.com.

1 comment:

  1. i think its "Privet berry" relatives or new varity. we have a plant like that, every single of its fruit no one's attempting to eat, insects nor birds... Privet berry: Small purple or black berries that grow on evergreen or semi-evergreen flowering shrubs or hedges. Toxic. from http://www.gardeningchannel.com/list-of-types-of-berries/

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