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Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis)



A deciduous shrub growing 10 or more feed tall with paired leaves that are up to 4 inches long. The large bunches of white flowers eventually mature to dark purple to black berries that are about a quarter inch in diameter.



English Ivy (Hedera helix)

English Ivy


English Ivy is an evergreen climbing plant with 4 inch long leaves that have 3 points. It has small, 2 inch wide, yellow flowers that turn into purple to orange berries twice the size of the flower.



Ergot (Claviceps purpurea)



Ergot is a fungus that lives as a parasite in the blossoms of grasses. When the grass heads are nearly mature, it appears as jumbo grains protruding from the heads. Ergot grains, which are fungus bodies and not seeds, are several to many times the size of the grass seed. They are dark violet to almost black and are curved, hard, and hornlike. Ergot varies in abundance from year to year.