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Common Elderberry Sambucus canadensis
Honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae family


Leaves: 5-11 compound leaflets with serrated edges. Ovular to lance-shaped and green leaf stalks.

Flowers/Fruit: Small white flowers in flat clusters at the ends of the twig. Flowers June through July. Berries red to purplish-black, juicy and are used in jelly and wine.



Twigs: Common elder has a white pith. They have warty lenticels on them.



Form/Habitat: Common Elderberry is a shrub and can be found in swamps and wet woods. Reaches 3'-13' tall.

NWI Status: FACW-


Text by Morgan Jenkins for CES301.

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