Elderberries (Sambucus) have been part of the familiar vegetation picture in Central Europe for centuries. The flowering time of the elder bush is from May to July. The scent of the white-yellowish elderberry flowers is very intensely sweet. Elder is also called elder, holder or black lilac. The dried flowers of the shrub, which can grow up to 15 metres high, are ideal for making a sweet, slightly acidic tea. The Latin name Sambucus comes from a harp-like ancient Greek instrument called Sambuche, which was made from elder wood.