Black bryony

Black bryony
Black bryony

Black bryony (Dioscorea/Tamus communis) is a climbing woodland edge plant that produces strands of red, shiny, poisonous berries in winter.  We have not found it in the wood, but it is draped en masse over neighbouring hedges.

The berries superficially resemble those of white bryony.  Black bryony has heart-shaped leaves and white bryony has  maple-like leaves and tendrils to grip as it climbs.

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