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Elderflower

Observed: 3rd September 2012 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Elderflower
Description:

Not sure but is this the elderflower berry that you can make wine, champagne etc from? A bit poisonous too?

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Species interactions

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Species with which Elder (Sambucus nigra) interacts

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landgirl's picture

Elderberries

You can certainly make wine from elderberries, I used to do this when I was younger. Not poisonous, you can put them in pies too - makes apples go purple! Also jams and jellies.

gramandy's picture

I have...

...to say hello to a fellow Stamfordian - I hail (for 20 years)from Drift Road (hope you don't mind I looked up your profile). Give my love to Stamford - I know the Burghley Horse Trials are on this weekend but not able to make a trip.

landgirl's picture

Stamford

It's a great place to live, and lots of fantastic places to see wildlife as well. Gets a bit busy when Burghley is on, though!

gramandy's picture

wildlife - not least...

Burghley Park - Tawny Owls, Fallow Deer etc.
The Welland has families of Kingfishers too - used to catch more fish than I ever did.

Amadan's picture

The raw fruit -

is said to be mildly toxic, but when I used to make wine I was taught to taste each bush. The fruit sometimes has a metallic taste, which spoils the taste of the wine.
"Never did me any harm"...

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thanks guys :)

thanks guys :)