Common Elderberries

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© Andrea Petersen
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Nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered my mouth...Acts 11:8
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We have this plant growing wild in back of our house. I have read that it is best to avoid the elderberries species like this with red fruit growing in rounded instead of flat clusters as they may make you sick. They are a very colorful plant regardless, even if they are not good to eat.

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  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    Naturally beautiful!! Do birds eat them?

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    so pretty!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    They remind me of the makings of a Christmas wreath...and the insects seem to like them!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Jun 2010):

    Thank you for your comments...Judy, I have never seen the birds eat this particular species of elderberries and maybe they are aware it is not edible....Perhaps they eat the flat clusters which are fit for consumption.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    Beautiful and colorful Andrea!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    Common maybe but a beautiful image of colour and composition!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    So beautiful plant, one that we do not have in our area.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    So lovely. Really love the lighting.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (21 Jun 2010):

    Beautiful reds and greens and lighting!

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