2.08.2008

Moss Berries?

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Nah, Spanish moss doesn't have berries. These little rubies are the fruits of red chokeberry, Aronia arbutifolia. The red looks nice against the gray though.

5 comments:

winterwoman said...

red seems to be the proper accent for just about every color, in my estimation!

Tom said...

Beautiful shots of this plant. In Ohio, red chokeberry only grows in one little wetland in the far southeast corner of the state, so thanks for sharing this southern plant! (We do have black chokeberry, but its fruits are a deep, dark purple color, not this striking red.)

Tom

swamp4me said...

winterwoman,
Red does draw the eye in the winter landscape. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the brilliant bluebird holding a bright red rose hip in the top of a moss-draped cypress. He sat still and even posed -- alas, he was just out of range of my zoom...

tom,
There are loads of chokeberries growing on stumps out on the millpond. The berries are always a delight to the eye. I've never seen the black chokeberry, but it sounds pretty as well.

Marvin said...

Great photo.

swamp4me said...

Thanks, Marvin!