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    Default Berry I.D. help

    What kind of berry is this? Is it edible? I found many of them in different stages of ripening. Thanks for any info.
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    those are unripe kinnikinnick, or bearberry, arctostaphylos uva-ursi.
    fairly bland and tasteless, but the leaves were used as a tobacco substitute.
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    Homer Dave:

    Are they known as 'crow berries' also? I've seen a similar berry that turns black and has lots of seeds.

    thanks!

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    We always called them bear berrys. Some people like them, most do not. I used to eat them all the time. They turn black when they are ripe.
    Crow berries are different. Crow berries are smaller and grow on small almost viney plants that grow along the ground with small round shinny leaves.

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