Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sambucus canadensis   FAMILY Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-06-001:
Sambucus canadensis   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Sambucus canadensis var. canadensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Elderberry, American Elder


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Look for it on streambanks, in thickets, moist forests, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-11 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
5 sepals, very small
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Purplish/Blackish
Berry

 

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Sambucus canadensis   FAMILY Adoxaceae

Common Elderberry, American Elder