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Sambucus nigra

Sureau noir
Elderberry

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

5 mm

Flowering months

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

10 m

Description

The leaves have an unpleasant smell.

Flowers

The flowers are fragrant, grouped in flat topped clusters.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 5 dark green, serrated leaflets.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: black, 3-5 mm.

Edible

Flowers: made into elderberry wine or cordial, also into elderberry fritters.

Medical

Flowers: used during a cold or flu to lower fever, or as a gargle for sore throats.
Berries: made into a cough syrup.

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