Blue elderberry

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Sambucus cerulea blue elderberry


Habitat: Moist to dry sites in valley bottoms, along rivers & streams, or in open forests.

7-10 feet tall.

Fruit: clusters of juicy, round, powder-blue, berry-like (edible)

Flowers: small, white, in flat-topped clusters, up to 10 inches across

Leaves: opposite, compound with 5-9 sharply serrate leaflets. Smooth & hairless; 2-6 inches long

Multi-stemmed, grows singly, does not form stands.