Thursday, August 22, 2019

Elderberry, Sambucus nigra, Florida Wildflower and Native Plant Poetry and Art

Florida Wildflower Poetry and Art, Elderberry
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elderberry jam
jar lips' purple goo
absurd not to lick
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Elderberry has been revered as an important plant for centuries.  Hippocrates as well as many others throughout history spoke of elder's ability to feed and heal.  The purple berries and flowers have been found to be effective in combating influenza and in also making delicious jams and pies.  Elder grows well in a variety of soils and provides communal and foraging to pollinators and small mammals alike.

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