Compare with: black bryony

White bryony Bryonia dioica

Best time to see: May to mid Sep

Key facts

A fast-growing climber with greenish-white flowers followed by squashy red berries

Common in southern England beside hedges, the only british member of the cucumber family

Poisonous except in very small doses; used to treat gastro-intestinal and respiratory problems, and rheumatism

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