" Tonya, when my wife makes elderberry syrup, she places about a quart of de-stemmed elderberries in a sturdy bowl then presses, (there by crushes) them with a wooden mallet. Next she adds sugar to the crushed elderberries…"
"Thanks, Don, for the advice. Funny thing is it looks soooo much like the elderberry, the white flowers, the berries, etc.; it's just the pokey things on the trunk that appear to be different. In fact, on one site which identified it as the…"
"Michele, Please, do not eat any berry that you cannot positively identify. On your internet, go to Google and search "Elderberry leaves', under the "images" category. Make sure what you have has the right leaf…"