Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mountain Berries

On a mountain hike in Montana a few weeks ago, we came across a few patches of berries growing near to the ground, next to the trail. They seemed too large to be a huckleberry, and were not growing on a bush like a blueberry.  



Do you know what kind these are?

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11 comments :

  1. Hmmm. I have no idea, but now you have my curious!

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    1. Take a peek at Lynn C's answer Carlee - I think she might know her berries!

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  2. Susan, these look like Oregon blueberries. We once collected enough to make some wonderful jelly. They are a light blue color and grow all over around here in the hills. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I trust your opinion Lynn! Wish you had been with me that day - perhaps then I would have gathered some!

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  3. They look good. Did you taste test them?

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    1. Unfortunately, no. I am quite cautious about tasting anything I'm not certain I can identify in the wild, as there are just too many "look alikes" that could be poisonous.

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  4. I have no idea what they are - but I have seen them here too. I hope you find out and share with us!

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    1. I think Lynn C may be right, Lana. I found a description of wild blueberries that grow like ground cover (I always thought they grew on a shrub!), and it describes them as being "dark blue, with a white, dusty "frosting" of wax on the outside " which is exactly how these berries appeared. Here's the link:
      http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/the-18-tastiest-berries-that-grow-wild-in-north-americ-1692684337

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  5. I don't have any idea either. Being from the South I'm sure we don't have anything like that around here! I'm interested in hearing what it is when you find out!

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    1. See Lynn C.'s answer and my reply to Lana. The mystery of the berries may be solved!

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  6. Huh. Never saw those before. Mind you, I live in the prairies . . . :)

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