Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Hi. I was visiting a neighbours garden and she asked if I could identify a plant for her. Of course I can...says I. But I have never seen its like before. It was not looking its best as we have had several frosts this autumn so I don't know if it was as tall as it might have been earlier in the year, or what it flowers might have looked like. However, its leaves were like a Japanese anenome and stood about foot tall, almost trillium like. In fact if you crossed a trillium with a Japanese anenome then this is what you might get. However, under this little canopy of leaves there were these bright red fleshy fruit which resembled a small red pepper, about 2 1/2 inches top top to tail and about 1 1/2 inches wide. The birds had been at them, but there were some small round pepper-corn like seeds inside the fruit.
I have tried my plant ID books but cannot find it. Is there anyone out there that can identify it for me please.
- 25 Oct, 2012