Thursday, April 07, 2016

Wasatch Wildflowers Series 10

Hackelia micrantha, Stickseed.  Family Boraginaceae.  The seeds stick very tenaciously to your socks. Similar to the genus Myosotis, Forget-Me-Not.

Sambucus cerulea, Elderberry. Family Caprifoliaceae. Abundant in Rocky Mountain region, the berries of this species are a source of sweet delight, for classic Elderberry Wine, as well as all forms of preserves, jams, and jellies, and syrup . Not only do elderberries make delicious syrup and jam, but some claim they also have particularly healthy properties. Possibly antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral benefits. In fact, elderberries seem particularly helpful in fighting the flu virus, if anything really does.

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