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American Elderberry

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Sambucus canadensis

Flower Description:

Flat to dome shaped clusters of 5 rounded white petals. Forms into clusters of black berries for wildlife.

Season BloomJul-Aug
HabitatAmerican Elderberry is a native thicket-forming shrub that can be found along streams, marshes, moist forests and disturbed areas.
CyclePerennial woody
Leaf DescriptionOpposite compound, lance-elliptic tapering to pointed tip, finely serrated edges
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun