Back on the Bushcraft Education blog I have posted from time to time about some of the wild foods which can't easily be mistaken for anything poisonous and at other times about things that can easily be mistaken for a toxic doppelganger.
The topic of today's post is two berries, superficially similar, that I found growing next to each other but which are in fact very different.
|The scene; a mass off bushes draped in clusters of black berries;|
|Here are the delicious elderberries which I use to make cordials and add to other ingredients in crumbles and pies|
|Cornelian cherry dogwood is cultivated in Eastern Europe as an ingredient for jams and drinks; Picture by I, B.navez, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2491326|
|The foolproof tell tale, the latex like substance which will connect the parts of a broken leaf is indicative of dogwood.|