elderberry, elderflower, and everything in between
Here's where I should have posted my first post. Sorry. I found these in the Lancaster, CA area and wonder if ther are in fact Elderberries. There are some also growing near my office along the street. Are there some varieties that are just ornamental and shouldn't be used? The berries are small and very haard almost like they are dried. Thanks. Looking forward to trying some recipes.
is this an elderberry bush? I found this bush on my wooded lot in northeast ohio. it is growing wild, in june had clusters of white flowers, with yellow to pink centers and 4 petals per individual flower. now in august its getting bunches of small (1/4 inch each) bluish turquoise berries. I'd love to make eldeberry jam if this is an elderberry, when would be a good time to pick them?
They look a little like elderberries but I don't think they are. When they are ripe they should look more like this:
My elderberries are in smaller clusters, about 2 inches across. The reddish stems seem a little suspicious, as mine are gregreen.
Shelli Schubert said:They look a little like elderberries but I don't think they are. When they are ripe they should look more like this: