Sambucus nigra

Elder Flower - Sambucus nigra

Family: Honeysuckle (Adoxaceae)
Short description: Height 200 - 700 cm
Flowers: Flowers cream-colored, up to 5 mm in size, in flat up to 20 cm large umbrella panicles, stamens are yellow
Leaves: The leaves are opposite, impeccable and lanceolate, asymmetrical.
Habitat: bushes, hedges, forests, forest edges
Collection time: flowers from May to June, fruits from August to September
Use: Elderflower tea in order to combat fever, cold and soothes the nerves. You can make jam, juice, liqueur and much more from the berries.

Attention: Elderberries should never been eaten raw. This leads to nausea!