Sunday, November 20, 2011

Freckle Berries (Solomon's Seal)


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 Solomon's Seal Berries (False)
(Smilacina racemosa)
False Solomon's Seal is a lovely woodland perennial native to North America. Unlike True Solomon's Seal berries, the berries of this plant are not poisonous. In late fall the berries turn brilliant red and are eaten by birds and wildlife.

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51 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they're really pretty! they look like funky balloons! :)

Ms. Becky said...

those berries are lovely and I'm not sure I've ever seen them. when I was in college (many years ago) I took a class on wild foraging and one of the things we were taught it safe to eat was the root of Solomon's Seal. now there may be varieties that are not safe to eat, I don't know. but we had a dinner at the end of class and ate all that we had foraged during the semester and that was one of the roots that stands out in my mind as being delicious. happy day to you Karen.

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful sharpness and colors.

greetings, Joop

Ellie said...

Wow, great picture so sharp. I've never seen anything like these before.

Filip Demuinck said...

I have never seen such fruit. If someone would have asked me, I would have said it was fake.

Greetings,
Filip

Marion said...

Very special berries indeed. Excellent picture!
Best regards, Marion

Kel said...

lovely macro shot Karen

Debbie said...

what a beautiful picture....i LOVE anything with freckles!!

i think they look like "jaw breakers"......a candy i use to eat back in the day!!

Kim, USA said...

Ah what? This is my first time to see this kind of berry. Look like eggs of some birds hehe. Happy Monday!

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

great Macro and the berries look fantastic. Never seen any of that kind in Sweden though..... must google on this plant to find out more

Jama said...

This is the first time I see this kind of berries, so beautiful and unique!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

These are cool... never seen them here in S. CA. Nice photo!

pcphotoblog said...

Stunning image! Happy Macro Monday!

Halcyon said...

They almost look like little bird eggs. Fabulous capture!

Daniella said...

Totally awesome blog Karen!! I love this blog. You certainly have a gift with photography! As you saw on my blog, I couldn't even get a nice picture of washcloths!!!! LOL!!
I am following you here too, and I am excited to see you at the parties! I have done ABC Wednesday too!!
xxDaniella

FotoAnna said...

Very special and I love the capture!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Mama Zen said...

How neat!

Ralph said...

These look like nature's candy, a berry that looks like a sweet treat - for birds and other critters. I feel that each of these could be individually wrapped and sold as candy. The speckled berry is artistry all by itself...

Gattina said...

Wow ! I first thought they were easter eggs (a little round perhaps) I think I have never seen such berries before !

LauraX said...

a lovely find and photo Karen, I've never seen these before.

Victoria said...

Oh my... I have this plant in my garden and have never looked for the berries. This is a fantastic macro... Makes me want to run right home and check my plants!

Liz said...

First time I've seen this. TFS!

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Yummy-as-can-be

Leovi said...

It's really nice this photo with those delicious berries. I wish you a good week.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

these are magical; as if someone has done some spatter painting; how marvellous. Lovely photography

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I need to read up on these berries...I have heard of Solomons Seal but didn't know about the berries...beautiful picture!

Les... said...

excellent pic hon! so clear and sharp and an unusual and fascinating subject as well! they look a bit like chrissy decorations *S*

Jeanne said...

Those berries are so interesting! Have never seen any of those before, and love the coloring! They look like they should have been made of glass! Great photo!

Liz said...

Gorgeous berries!! I love the varied colour.

Kala said...

This is such a gorgeous shot! The composition and details are both fantastic.

DawnTreader said...

Never seen anything quite like it! Good shot.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

My gosh....I've not seen anything like this, or even heard of them. They're super. And your photo to boot!!!

May your Thanksgiving be a blessed one... safe, happy, and ful'filling'!!!

jhopes70 said...

thanks for such a nice post


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Your City Guide said...

Superb :O)

lina@women's perspectives said...

Very interesting. My first time seeing it :)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful. They look very different from what I have seen so far.

Roger Owen Green said...

almost look like Easter eggs.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Cheryl said...

OMG! I've never seen anything like them before. They're gorgeous!

Paula Scott said...

Those are the most beautiful berries I've ever seen! I never heard of Solomon's Seal, so thanks for telling us about it. Have you eaten the ones that are edible?

Meryl said...

Lovely photo. Those berries look like small speckled eggs on a vine!

Carver said...

The solomon's seal is beautiful.

Cindy said...

Another amazing photo, Karen! I've never seen these berries. Interesting!
Cindy

Bethany said...

Pretty shot!

Kathy said...

They almost look like a Christmas decoration.

Francisca said...

An excellent macro of a most extraordinary berry!

Ida said...

Oh Wow I've never seen this berry before. So interesting. Fabulous macro shot.

Cildemer said...

Wow! Fabulous shot!
Thanks for sharing, James;o)

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forgetmenot said...

Karen, Just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for sharing your lovely photos with all of us. Mickie :)

Leah H. said...

Never seen those kind of berries before, thank's for sharing..


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Stewart M said...

Hi there - what great looking berries!

My 'flat' wing was not sitting on kangaroo paw - I'm not sure what sort of plant it is, but it used to grow in our garden in Somerset - so I think it would be classed as weed here!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Rohit Sareen said...

super...looks so pretty...never seen these berries before!

cheers,
My Third Eye

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely photo. They look very unusual.