Sambucus racemosa. Honeysuckle Family. June - July.

Found on borders of woods. A shrub 2 - 12 feet high. New Foundland to British Columbia, south to Georgia, Iowa and Colorado.


Dull white, in large cluster, followed by red berries.


5 - 7 finely-toothed leaflets.

Red berried Elder.

Red-berried Elder.

Common Elder

Elderberry: American, Sweet, or Black-berried Elder.

S. canadensis.


White, in flat clusters; fruit purple-black.