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Thanks Dave for replying! Is there an Email or phone number I could contact you at?
6 years ago
I am currently living at Rolling River Nursery in California. It is a magical food forest and permaculture nursery here and I have and will continue to be learning all about the diverse array of edible, medicinal, and useful plants, their particular varieties, and how to propagate them. I have never ran a nursery myself but have the experience of living on an organic nursery that minimizes its inputs and grows healthy plants. I have experience grafting hundreds of fruit trees of many kinds, vegetative propagation, and starting seeds. I am curious to shout out to the greater community that I desire to continue to apply these skills, share them, teach them, and supply a community with the healthy plants to grow food forests. Please post if you have any words, inspirations, or ideas for me on ways to share and apply my skills as a nursery man. Thanks!
6 years ago
I am currently living at Rolling River Nursery in California. It is a magical food forest and permaculture nursery here and I have and will continue to be learning all about the diverse array of edible, medicinal, and useful plants, their particular varieties, and how to propagate them. I have never ran a nursery myself but have the experience of living on an organic nursery that minimizes its inputs and grows healthy plants. I have experience grafting hundreds of fruit trees of many kinds, vegetative propagation, and starting seeds. I am curious to shout out to the greater community that I desire to continue to apply these skills, share them, teach them, and supply a community with the healthy plants to grow food forests. Please post if you have any words, inspirations, or ideas for me on ways to share and apply my skills as a nursery man. Thanks!
6 years ago
Thanks hamaya for taking this topic with such and open mind. The red elder and spikenard do look very similar. What I learned to identify them apart is by the branching pattern of the berries and stems. Elderberries form in an umbel pattern while the spikenard berries form off of a triple branch pattern. I was lucky enough to meet spikenard on a hike one day, hope you get the chance to meet one soon!
7 years ago
Thanks for the great information hamaya, but i agree with Kota that the plant is Spikenard.
7 years ago
Why not eat them? I have read the have been used for wine and jams.
7 years ago
So I was hiking in a section of old growth forest in the Adirondack mountains in northern New York when I met this plant. It appeared to be an herbaceous plant, possibly a perennial. It was next to the trail in an area that seemed to get a window of sunlight for a good part of the morning, but was not in direct sunlight. I searched long and far in all my field guides and on the internet and had no luck. I put two pictures of the berry clusters and one of the leaf pattern. Anyone know what this is??

7 years ago