Guelder rose berry

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Guelder rose berries

Name variations

  • water elderberry
  • European cranberry
  • cramp bark berry
  • snowball tree berry

About Guelder rose berries

The fruit is edible in small quantities, with a very acidic taste; it can be used to make jelly. It is however very mildly toxic, and may cause vomiting or diarrhea if eaten in large amounts (Plants for a Future). This can be reduced by drying the bark first.