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Vja34's 3rd spot submitted on 8th August 2009

Observed: 27th September 2008 By: Vikki
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Species interactions

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Species with which Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus) interacts


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guelder rose

Berries and leaf shape are distinctive.

Bob Ford

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Guelder rose

This plant is supposed to have got its name from an area in Holland where its cultivar, the snowball tree, was first grown - or so the story goes. Strange that a plant should be named after a cultivated form.

It has many uses, the berries are used to produce red inks and dyes, however, be warned the berries ingested in large quantities are a very effective laxative!

The bark is used as a muscle relaxent, especially helpful in childbirth. It is also a sedative.

Graham Banwell

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