What is it!?!?

Asked July 9, 2020, 8:42 PM EDT

Good evening. I am new to the area so please forgive my ignorance. When this plant was younger and smaller I assumed it was poison ivy after developing a rash after working in the woods. However I don’t believe it is, as the leaf has a jagged edge and has now produced a red berry. I’m wondering if you can help me find out what this is and if I need to cut it back or if the berries will be edible. Thank you very much for your time.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This is wineberry, a foreign invasive plant. It will spread rapidly and we recommend that you remove it as quick as you can before it takes over and spreads to your neighbors and beyond.

Here's more: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/wineberry

Ellen