Surprise Quiz! – What’s That Fruit?

Cultivated rose hips

Dear Readers, it’s that time of year when the trees and hedges are laden down with berries and hips and haws. The thrushes are ecstatic, and if you keep your eyes open you might even be able to spot some waxwings later in the year. But how many of those pretty shiny fruits  can you identify?

Match the photo to the list below (so, if you think photo 1 is a blackberry, your answer is 1) a) ).

You have until 5 p.m. next Thursday (8th October) to post your answers in the comments if you want to be marked ( write your answers down on a piece of paper first if you don’t want to be influenced by speedier people).

Have fun!

a) Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus agg.)

b) Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)

c) Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

d) Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

e) Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

f) Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)

g) Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

h) Wild Service Tree (Sorbus torminalis)

i) Elder (Sambucus nigra)

j) Yew (Taxus baccata)

k) Juniper (Juniperus communis)

l) Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)

m) Burnet Rose (Rosa spinosissima)

n) Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

o) Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Photo One by Edal Anton Lefterov / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

1)

Photo Two by Ian Cunliffe / Blackthorn fruit (sloes) - Prunus spinosa

2)

Photo Three by Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

3)

Photo Four by Brian Robert Marshall / Hawthorn berries, Postern Hill, Savernake Forest

4)

Photo Five by grassrootsgroundswell / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

5)

Photo Six by Dcrjsr / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

6)

Photo Seven by Arnstein Rønning / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

7)

Photo Eight by Zeynel Cebeci / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

8)

Photo Nine by Ragesoss / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

9)

Photo Ten by Randi Hausken from Bærum, Norway / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

10)

Photo Eleven by Rosser1954 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

11)

Photo Twelve by Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors from Stevenage, United Kingdom / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

12)

Photo Thirteen by Jan Sørensen / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

13)

Photo Fourteen by Rosenzweig / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

14)

Photo Fifteen by Jesse Taylor / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

15)

9 thoughts on “Surprise Quiz! – What’s That Fruit?

  1. wildaboutourwoods

    I really enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing. It took me off on mission to identify what I thought was Sea Buckthorn But I can safely say is Firetorn. Just as well I now know not to forage the berries for their miraculous properties. I’ll leave then to the birds….

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  2. islawight

    Ooh thought I might have a chance with this one – a combination of knowledge, guesses and phone a friend…

    1.i
    2.g
    3.o
    4.e
    5.j
    6.k
    7.l
    8.c
    9.a
    10.b
    11.n
    12.d.
    13.m
    14.h
    15.f

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  3. Sylvie

    Another interesting quiz. Thank you. My answers are:
    1. i
    2. g
    3. o
    4. e
    5. j
    6.k
    7. l
    8. c
    9. a
    10. b
    11. n
    12. d
    13. m
    14. h
    15. f

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  4. Anna

    1. Elder
    2. Juniper? I think I have been calling this sloe though
    3. Rowan
    4. Hawthorn
    5. Yew
    6. ? blackthorn
    7. Barberry
    8. cherry laurel
    9. Blackberry
    10. Cloudberry
    11. Sea buckthorn
    12. burnet rose
    13. dog rose (maybe the wrong way round!)
    14. Wild service tree (which I discovered recently that I had been accidentally mixing up with Guelder rose all year..)
    15. Snow berry

    Reply

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