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TAG : Sambucus

Elderberry vs Poke Berry Identification

Elder (Sambucus canadensis, s.nigra), known as the "people's medicine chest", is one of my favorite allies.  In my backyard "elder forest" they grow as something between a bush and small trees at a height of 10-13 feet.  In June, I use elderflowers in delicious edible and medicinal ...

Making Elderberry Syrup

Making Elderberry syrup by Betty Fikes Pillsbury “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!” If you are a Monty Python fan, you will recognize that quote.  If you are not a Monty Python fan, look it up! Folklore holds that sitting under an elder on Midsummer ...

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