I think this shrub is Spindle but I'm not sure.
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If this was in a garden it is possibly a planted exotic.
This is not in or even particularly near any gardens. It's in Dunsford Wood, which runs along the Teign River, in quite a steep gorge. The land is owned by the National Trust but managed as a nature reserve by the Devon Wildlife Trust.
Ok, but could still be exotic, how about Spont (spontaneous) as from bird droppings, which is surely what the fruits are designed to do.
That is of course quite possible although it's well established, so has probably been there a while and according to NBN Gateway, it's not uncommon in the region.
Why suggest this might be exotic when it is common over the whole of southern England? It does get planted but you need more evidence of a difference before denigrating it!
Thanks Graeme, I thought it was a slightly odd suggestion given that it's native, a common species for the region and in a relatively isolated spot. It's obviously not out of the question for it to be an exotic but there also doesn't seem to be much evidence to support that hypothesis.
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