Not Edible by janetb

Not Edible

While Tartarian Honeysuckle's plump, juicy berries look tasty, do not eat them. This invasive species of bush honeysuckle grows here on the hill in numerous places, and this rather large bush thrives behind the mailbox in unobstructed sunlight. Others, growing outside of the fence bed along our woodland's edge, appear more straggly as they reach for light from beneath the tall oaks.

Birds benefit more from eating fat-laden, energy producing berries from native plant species rather than the low-fat berries of invasive bush honeysuckles; so we really should eradicate these bushes. But aren't they pretty?

I praise you, Lord, for time to get to know Tartarian Honeysuckle a little better.
Pretty shot and they do look tempting. Yes, it's best not to eat anything you are not sure of.
June 14th, 2019  
Beautiful photo, but it's sad they're invasive and not good for the birds.
June 14th, 2019  
What a shame something this pretty isn't good for the birds - I know enough to steer away from anything I don't know. Sure do look pretty though
June 15th, 2019  
It does look so pretty, what a shame it doesn't benefit the native species around.
June 17th, 2019  
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