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Elderberry America

  Elderberry AmericaScientific Name: Sambucus canadensis
Common Name:  American Elderberry
Other Common Names:
American Elder, American Elderberry, Amerikaanse Vlier, Amerikan Murveri, Common Elder, Elder, Elder, American, Elderberry
Plant Type: Perennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 5-11
Germination: Easy
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50
Uses: Medicinal
Notes: Indians use inner bark, leaves medicinally. Bark, root, leaves, and berries toxic. Berries eaten only when cooked.

SAMBUCUS CANADENSIS. The flowers steeped in water for perfumes and confectionaries. Raw Elderberries are unpleasant, and contain small amounts of poisonous alkaloids. Cooked however, they are used in pies, jellies, and of course the famous Elderberry wine. The flowers are edible and are used in jams, jellies and Elderberry fritters. Dip entire blossom into flour and fry. Delicious! American Indians used the entire plant of the Elderberry. Birds LOVE this tree and will flock to the berries! Best sown in fall or winter. 

Price: $2.95/pkt  
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Any statement made concerning medical conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.

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