Common Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis Honeysuckle Family
(c) Robert H. Mohlenbrock
(c) J.S. Peterson
(c) Robert H. Mohlenbrock(c) J.S. Peterson

Growth Form: Shrub

Flower Color: White

Leaf Arrangement: Opposite, Compound

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Oval, Toothed

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), Western Field (2), West Side (3), Central Woodland (4), South Side (6), Canterbury Wetlands (7), Canterbury Brook Corridor (8), Clark-Cooper Community Gardens (10)

Total Number of EMUs: 8

Status in Massachusetts: Native

Notes: Purple-Black fruits

Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston