Yes, they are indeed.
Claremont McKenna College spokesperson Valerie Ramos said the berries might be from a Western Strawberry Tree, Myrtle Tree, Chinese Photinia or Yeddo Hawthorn, the most common trees and shrubs found across the CMC campus.
The fruit of these plants are indeed edible and considered non-toxic, according to Ramos and CMC’s Campus Grounds Manager.
Ramos said she doesn’t “recommend consuming them as an individual may experience unknown side effects such as aggravated allergies.”
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