The Spindleberry

I couldn’t resist posting this photo of the gorgeous pink and orange berries found on a Spindle Tree.

Fruit of the Spindle Tree
Spindle Berry

They were discovered during a walk in Kent, growing on chalky soil in a hedgerow.

Apparently the wood from the Spindle Tree is very hard, fine grained, and was used for making into wool spinning spindles and tool handles.

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