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Elder

elder

Sambucus nigra

Its bark is grey-brown, soft, corky with vertical ridges.

The elder is widespread and common under trees, woods and hedges.

Although the timber is of little use, the flowers and fruits are edible and used to make wine and flavouring.

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.