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Winterberry  (<em>Ilex verticillata</em>)
27-NOV-2009 Christine Hanrahan

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

Arboretum. This is a native species of shrub that grows primarily in damp areas, and can be quite abundant in some locations such as in Larose Forest. Birds eat the fruit, but generally not until later in the winter. I've seen many cedar waxwings consuming the fruit from this particular shrub in previous years.

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
1/60s f/5.7 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif

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slhoornstra01-Jan-2010 23:05
A really charming image, so cheerful, a winter classic. V
Patricia Kay30-Dec-2009 20:57
Beautiful winter berry image Christine....love the drops too...BV
Bill McMullen30-Dec-2009 19:14
Love the contrast and water droplets. Very nice. V.
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