Small dark blue berry

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DannyH
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Small dark blue berry

Post by DannyH » September 2nd, 2018, 6:47 am

We saw these in shaded areas around Wahtum Lake and upper Herman Creek. In the picture it looks like it has 4 leaves, but each plant had just two leaves, a single thin stem, and a single dark blue berry on the end of the stem.

We had no memory of seeing these before, but if it wasn't for the blue berry we wouldn't have paid attention to the small ground cover leaves. The dark blue color was really pretty.
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Re: Small dark blue berry

Post by adamschneider » September 2nd, 2018, 11:14 am

Queen's cup, a.k.a bead lily (Clintonia uniflora).

(I correctly guessed it based on the subject of the thread, without even seeing the pictures. :) )
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retired jerry
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Re: Small dark blue berry

Post by retired jerry » September 2nd, 2018, 11:46 am

can you eat it?

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Re: Small dark blue berry

Post by Thuja » September 3rd, 2018, 6:03 pm

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Re: Small dark blue berry

Post by retired jerry » September 4th, 2018, 5:06 am

Okay, I think I'll pass, at least it doesn't sound like they're poisonous

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Re: Small dark blue berry

Post by CyrusK. » November 29th, 2018, 3:58 pm

Here's another pic of a blue bead lily from around Bald Mountain.
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