Sambucus nigra, the name of the plant that produces Elder berries, is a large deciduous shrub that bears dark black berries. Other common names for Sambucus nigra include Black Elder, European Elder, Common Elder, Black-berried European Elder, boor tree and German Elder. The plant produces flowers in the summer, and the fruit comes on in the late fall months of the year. The small dark berries hang in clusters off the large shrub, and are attractive to birds who flock to the plants for late season food.
Can be cooked in pies and jams, as well as in elderberry wine. The berries have also been used in times past as a dye or a flavoring.
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