In nature, bright colors often mean danger, stay away, do not eat! Even people who don't know much about plants know better than to eat red berries from unidentified plants.
In Central Texas we have a native plant called Agarita that thrives in the worst of conditions and produces berries that resemble the kinds your parents warned you not to eat. Except these berries are, in fact, edible.
Some people (with lots of time and tough fingertips, apparently) make jelly from agarita berries, but let me warn you -- from my own experience -- I was done with having my fingers poked before I had picked a cup of these tiny berries, and they're not juicy, so you'll need to pick a lot more than I did if you want to make anything with them.
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