While hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, we came across the following berries / fruits. What are they?

Some info: The berries/fruits were relatively squishy. The inside contained a row of seeds similar to that of a pepper. However, the inside was filled with a clear, syrupy jelly.

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After a bit of research, I determined that the plant was a streptopus amplexifolius (aka clasping twistedstalk)

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    Thanks for posting this answer. It's always good when something is properly identified. We appreciate you letting us know so people who come by in the future won't have to guess! Commented Sep 9, 2017 at 16:43

Looks like watermelon berry. And yes, it tastes like watermelon.

  • Thanks for answering but we are looking for a more complete answer. What species, where does it grow?
    – kevinskio
    Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 10:23
  • I had to do a little Googling to find more details, but it looks like you're right. Thanks!
    – grill
    Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 3:20

This looks a lot like a solomon's seal (Polygonatum biflorum) to me! The problem is that most true solomons seal I know of have dark blue/purplish berries. This could be a different variety/close relative.

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