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Plant Name:

Black Elderberry

Scientific Name:

Sambucus nigra


Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub with clusters of small white flowers that give way to clusters of small black berries.


Forests, wetlands, open areas


The berries of Black Elderberry are consumed by various bird species and mammals, while the flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The plant provides cover and nesting sites for birds.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in moist to wet soil in full sun to part shade.


Black Elderberry fruits are used for culinary purposes, such as in jams, jellies, and pies. The plant has also been used medicinally for its potential health benefits.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Ripe berries can be eaten raw or used in jams, jellies, etc.

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Fun Facts:

Black Elderberry is a valuable plant for wildlife and has cultural significance in different cultures.

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