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:

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. Wonderful sharpness and colors.

    greetings, Joop

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

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

    Greetings,
    Filip

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

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  7. 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!!

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

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  9. 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

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

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

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  12. Stunning image! Happy Macro Monday!

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  13. They almost look like little bird eggs. Fabulous capture!

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  14. 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

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

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  16. 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...

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

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

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  19. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  24. 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!

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  25. Gorgeous berries!! I love the varied colour.

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

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  27. Never seen anything quite like it! Good shot.

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  28. 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'!!!

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  29. Very interesting. My first time seeing it :)

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

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  31. almost look like Easter eggs.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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

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  33. 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?

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

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  35. The solomon's seal is beautiful.

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

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  37. They almost look like a Christmas decoration.

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  38. An excellent macro of a most extraordinary berry!

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

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

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    Hope you are having a wonderful week****

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

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


    Visiting a bit late for Ruby Tuesday! Hope you can visit me too:)

    http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2011/11/watching-tv-with-her-new-red-shoes.html

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  43. 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

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

    cheers,
    My Third Eye

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