Is this plant the Brazilian Pepper tree, or something else entirely?
May 6, 2013 12:09 PM Subscribe
My friend in LA is wondering if she can eat this plant
posted by dahliachewswell to science & nature (6 answers total)
I ruled out the Peruvian Pepper tree or molle (Schinus molle
) because the leaves aren't right, but then came across the Brazilian Pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius
). From the photo it looks like an OK candidate, but she says the berries do not smell peppery (which I would expect based on my experience with the Peruvian/molle pepper).
Another anecdote: It is apparently prominent in her area, in LA. The berries are "all over the ground"
What else could it be?