Nov. 14, 2017


Downy arrow-wood produces bunches of small purple berries. They're edible, but have thin flesh and aren't juicy.  The twigs were sometimes used in weaving.  They're too soft and flexible to actually make good arrows.  They're sometimes grown as ornamentals, as are their sometimes pink Eurasian relatives.  That's part of why I suspect the pinkish ones of being hybrid.