that I wrote about in my last post.
This is a common wild berry that grows all over our area.
It is called the Algerita berry,
it's Latin name: Berberis trifololata
This wonderful bush looks almost like holly with it's very prickly leaves. During this time of year it is heady and full of wonderful smelling blossoms which to me, look almost like old fashioned cabbage roses, but in miniature. It will produce small, bright red , berries, which the animals and birds love to eat. It is also safe for humans and if you ever drive through Texas and see folks out hitting a bush with a stick...............I promise you they are knocking the berries off of the thorny plant to harvest and to make into wonderful jelly. I hope to beat the birds and wildlife and try to take a photo of this wonderful natural food source.
Do you have wild berries growing in your area?
I would love to hear!