I picked this up from a tree in Greece, where the landform was plain. It is about 2.5cm (see other objects for scale). I would like ot know its name

seed/fruit next to ruler, leaf, and euro coin

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    where are you located? Did you find this on a random tree or bush, or did you buy it at a food market? Is your question whether it's safe to eat, or do you just want to know its English name so you can find recipes that use it? Apr 12, 2014 at 18:26
  • I picked it up from a tree.I just want to know its name.
    – hhayf
    Apr 12, 2014 at 18:57
  • Can you put something else in the picture for scale? Apr 13, 2014 at 3:35
  • It is 2.5 cm tall if that helps
    – hhayf
    Apr 13, 2014 at 7:33
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    Are you even sure it's edible? I think I've seen it, but not used for human consumption.
    – Mien
    Apr 15, 2014 at 12:03

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This might be brier you're talking about.
It's hard to tell based on only that picture... it may be a type of cherry, but when I saw the post, I instantly pictured it to be a type of brier.

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Looks clearly like a cherry, but might not be an edible one. The fruit is a bit ambiguous, but the leaf is a perfect match. The stem is also very telling.

A clarification on language: The sweet black cherry sold in the market is not the only fruit called "cherry". There are many types of cherry, and while I am quite sure the picture depicts one of these, I can't promise that it is a tasty, edible cherry. It is certainly not the sweet black type. It may be a chokecherry, as mentioned in the comments; botanically, this would still be a cherry, just like a cantaloupe is still a melon. Or it may be any other of a number of edible and inedible cherries.

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    could be a chokecherry though Apr 12, 2014 at 18:27
  • My thought exactly,but its too small for a cherry.
    – hhayf
    Apr 12, 2014 at 18:58
  • @user24364 : we have nothing to give it scale ... you need a ruler in the picture or a coin or something else of a standard size.
    – Joe
    Apr 12, 2014 at 22:36
  • It's 2.5 cm tall.
    – hhayf
    Apr 12, 2014 at 23:01
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    There are many different types of cherry. I cannot promise that the picture is of one of the types which are normally eaten. A chokecherry is, botanically speaking, as much of a cherry as the ones we eat. Of course, if somebody can make a more differentiated identification than mine, it would be good.
    – rumtscho
    Apr 13, 2014 at 1:15

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