Northern Bushcraft

Elderberry

  • berries are tiny and powder-blue, growing in clusters.
  • berries are edible if cooked or dried.
  • plant is a large, tree-like shrub.
  • the variety in British Columbia is Blue elderberry (Sambucus caerulea).
  • warning: berries may cause nausea if eaten in quantity. Red varieties of the berry are poisonous.
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