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These berries grow on my property and I don't know what they are. Does anyone know what they are? One picture has my hand for scale.

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Is it on a vine or tree or shrub?
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A Vine.

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http://nyc.books.plantsofsuburbia.co...berryvitaceae/

Porcelain berry, very invasive, non-toxic but saying edible is questionable. It's a vine that like honeysuckle, it uses other plants to grow on and can appear to be a bush.
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This what I found.
Berry Grape

Not edible and that is what I needed to know.
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Peppervine.
https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/...eppervine.html

I eat the berries, and quite enjoy them.

Recently I found some that tasted like black cherries when I bit into them, and like mild hot peppers as I swallowed them!

Usually they're not quite that tasty.

Go ahead and eat the berries... They are related to grapes.
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Peppervine.
https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/...eppervine.html

I eat the berries, and quite enjoy them.

Recently I found some that tasted like black cherries when I bit into them, and like mild hot peppers as I swallowed them!

Usually they're not quite that tasty.

Go ahead and eat the berries... They are related to grapes.
They are sweet but, seedy. They make my tongue numb. Like Sassafras root. In fact they are growing in and around some Sassafras trees.

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Causing Numbness is one of the signs of the universal toxicity test
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It's good to know may have medicinal uses
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Causing Numbness is one of the signs of the universal toxicity test
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It's good to know may have medicinal uses
And, this is why I wanted to see if anyone knew if they were deadly or, not. I would have been eating them except the numbing kinda' made me wonder.

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If they make you tongue numb don't eat them. They'll do the same thing to your intestines leading to gastro-paralasis. No idea if that would be deadly short term or not, but who wants to test it.
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Numb tongue?

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/07ec8cd...1-0db6995b8b59
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The two people I follow most in these matters have differing opinions on this, Green Deane says to pass them bye while Merriwether of 'Foraging Texas' says to squeeze the juice from the berries, let the juice sit till the calcium oxylate crystals thought to cause the numbness settle to the bottom of the container and then decant the liquid through a coffee filter. A lot of work for a little juice.
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Looks like pepper vine to me
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Looks like pepper vine to me
Yes, Pepper Vine is one of the many names this thing seems to have.

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Yes, Pepper Vine is one of the many names this thing seems to have.

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As mentioned above they do look like Peppervine. The plant is highly invasive and will take over any area it is suited for. Related to grapes. The numbness effect can be eliminated through preparation.

http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/09/peppervine.html
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Careful , that's a bad sign according to the universal edibility test
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As many posters have pointed out, it's peppervine. I have never seen one fruiting, much less eaten the berries but the guidebooks I have list it as edible but with low nutritional value. It also makes some people sick.
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