Crape Myrtle Trees

What Is This Shrub, and Is It Edible?

chefthompson added on August 10, 2016 | Answered

This shrub is coated in these purplish berries with a white center, and little black seeds. Are they edible? Is it a sweet myrtle?

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Answered on August 11, 2016

This does look like a myrtle (Myrtus) or a close relative (something else in the Myrtaceae plant family perhaps), but I'm not sure. What is your location?

Some myrtle fruit are edible, but to be sure you have the correct ID, you should check with a local plant expert.

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