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Could it be Stretchberry? I'm not familiar with it myself:
Jim, I clicked on your link, and I have never seen a plant such as that around here. Not to say it doesn't grow here. I have never seen streatch berriies either so that tells you something. May have seen streach berries and did not know what I was looking at.
Billy, there were two different kinds of huckleberries. One was on a low growing bush, probably no more than 12 to 14 inches tall. The other grew on a tall bush, reaching 7 to 8 feet that resembled todays blueberry. We called those sugarberry bushes. Don't know if they had a true scientific name or not. Ask your G'mother. Pete
Billy, the above will get you to a page on elderberries. They are plentiful here in GA and if your're familiar with what Queen Anne's lace looks like, at least the flower head, then elderberry bushes resemble these very much. The flower head will be anywhere from 6 to 12 inches across with many small dainty white blooms and then the purplish black, when ripe, berries will appear later. They are red to begin with and when ripe they are very, very sweet.
Pete, we have elder bushes here. Mother never mentioned them, and she knew what they were. There are none of the older generation in my family left. I am talking from memory. Mother always referred to stretch berries. I wish I knew for sure.
Billy, I have never heard of stretch berries, but my Mom is still living and I also have a couple of other, old-timer relatives, so to speak, still living and will ask them. They are in the 85 to 90 year old range, so maybe I can come up with something there. Pete
has anyoene said copper nails ? drive copper nails in the stump,thatll kill it... mabe even copper sulfate that is use ti kill algae in ponds ?
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