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What is this wild plant?

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Many of the trees where we walk the dogs are garlanded with this, it looks rather as though someone had decorated them.




Looks like White Bryony (Bryonia dioica) to me, though the flowers do seem rather white - they're usually creamier. White bryony produces berries which start out green ,turn yellow and then orange as they ripen, so you could see what it looks like later to confirm the ID.

3 Jul, 2009


Thanks Bamboo, perhaps the photo flatters.

3 Jul, 2009


But its very poisonous

3 Jul, 2009


And the berries absolutely stink when you crush them!!

3 Jul, 2009


eeugh, I've gone off it now :-(

3 Jul, 2009


As our only native Curcurbit (melon/pumpkin/squash family) it is still interesting. I wouldn't mind it in a wild area of my garden. I just wouldn't squash the pun intended! :-)

3 Jul, 2009


You don't see this pretty plant about so much in the countryside now (like many other things!) so if you have room, let it row. The berries are very attractive--just don't touch them!

5 Jul, 2009

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