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Elderflower plant benefits

Elderflower Plant Benefits For Your Health

The elderflower is a deciduous shrub of the Adoxaceae family. It grows to 6 meters ( (nearly 20 feet) tall and has light grey bark during the initial stages of growth but gradually changes to a coarse grey later on. The leaves are 10-30 cm long(about 8-12 inches) and are arranged in opposite pairs, featuring 5-7 leaflets with a serrated margin. Elder shrubs bloom in late spring to mid-summer bringing forth aromatic, hermaphrodite flowers that are ivory white with 5 petals pollinated by flies. Continue reading [...]
flowers you can eat

Flowers You Can Eat

Did you know that you can eat flowers? Many people grow flowers specifically to use them in salads, teas, cakes, and other foods. If you love flowers and are wondering how you might be able to enjoy them even more by eating them, you’ll definitely want to read on. Flowers can look and taste great, and they can be good for you. Many flowers, such as nasturtium and roses, contain powerful compounds that can bring you healing when you’re ill and keep your body healthy overall. Continue reading [...]