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Black elder

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By Uma


Black elder (Sambucus nigra)

from the NBG, the Crimea, Ukraine



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This is such a valuable wildlife plant in the UK. The flowers attract a lot of insects and birds feed on the berries. We too use the flowers and berries in wine, cordials and pies. Very tasty ! :~)

4 Dec, 2009

 

I used it as a medicine plant - a lot of vitamin C - great for colds and flu. But it was back in Poland, I was living in a countryside - so it was much easier to make homemade products:)

4 Dec, 2009

 

Those berries look just wonderful :-))))))

4 Dec, 2009

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Muddywalters, yes, there are so many bees on their flowers.(I have one in my garden). In my country it is used for making jam. In Germany it is used for making Shnaps. :)
Yes, Okasia, a lot of vit. C and so delicious!
Louise, there were so many ones on the shrub!

4 Dec, 2009



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