TG3207 : Ripening Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus)

taken 1 year ago, near to Surlingham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Ripening Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus)
Ripening Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus)
The guelder rose is one of the ancient trees or shrubs in Britain and can grow up to 4m high. Its common name relates to the Dutch province of Gelderland, where it supposedly originated. Guelder rose can be found growing in damp, neutral or calcareous soils throughout Britain and has also been planted in parks and gardens. Its fruit often remain hanging even after the leaves have been shed, and are relished by birds. The berries have anti-scorbutic properties. They turn black during drying and in former times were used for making ink. The plant's leaves and fruits have also been used for its medicinal properties as a laxative. The bark contains scopolamine and was used for treating cramps, hence its name "cramp bark". The wood (like that of the Spindle Tree and Dogwood) was used for making skewers.
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Friday, 28 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3211 0703 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.6848N 1:25.6161E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3209 0701
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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