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  In Central Europe, you can find ripe, black cornus berries (Cornus sanguinea) in August and September. These shrubs are often cultivated in parks and gardens. They grow up to five meters tall and their berries hang in umbels that are of an intense red.

For us the bitter berries are inedible. But birds are just crazy for this delicacy, even though some pet birds have to get used with the taste of the small cornus berries.

Good to know: It is often said that cornus berries are poisonous. But that's not true. People think they are poisonous because the raw berries taste so awfully.

Cornus

 
 
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