Here’s some fruit I spotted today while walking along the riverbank. They’re very pretty, but I don’t know what they are. Can you help?
These orange beauties were on a shrub about 5-7 ft high.
These black berries were on a tall shrub about 8-10 ft high. They have 2-3 seeds in each berry – not a single pit like a chokecherry.
Update, Dec 21, 2011: I believe this shrub may be “Buckthorn Rhamnus Cathartica”. While it is pretty in winter time and may provide birds with nourishment, it won’t be a fruit harvested by Fruit Share – since it’s poisonous. It is also on Manitoba’s invasive species hit list -http://www.invasivespeciesmanitoba.com/site/uploads/pdf/btbche04.pdf .