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QuietOne
07-03-2010, 01:09 AM
They're moving along in the life cycle. I should find very ripe berries the next time I go looking for these plants.

Hillbillygirl
07-03-2010, 06:24 AM
Very nice QO. Like the DOF used, and the stark contrast of berries against the soft greens.

QuietOne
07-04-2010, 01:12 PM
Thanks, HGB. I'm actually looking forward to them drying out. The leaves curl in spirals every which way. I once spotted one that looked like a droid out of a Star Wars movie.

mbrager
07-04-2010, 10:46 PM
Nicely colored berries, nicely captured. Thanks for sharing and I'll look forward to future shots. Are the berries edible? Mike

QuietOne
07-05-2010, 12:52 AM
Nicely colored berries, nicely captured. Thanks for sharing and I'll look forward to future shots. Are the berries edible? Mike

It would appear that they are, as well as the entire plant.
Starry False Solomon's Seal - Maianthemum stellatum (http://montana.plant-life.org/species/maian_stella.htm)
(scroll down a bit for the details for eating them, and their medicinal uses)

I also saw a number of references to various birds eating the berries.