Also called Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis.

Part of elderberry  genus Sambucus in moschatel  family Adoxaceae.

Despite its common name, botanically, its fruit is not a berry, but a "drupe".

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA east of the 🗻︎ Rocky Mountains, through 🇲🇽 Mexico to Central America.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), ▭ 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  This author recalls having tasted and enjoyed elderberry jam and wine.  Wish I knew how to make them!

Learn more about ◼︎ American black elderberry / 🇨🇦 Canadian elderberry / common elderberry Sambucus canadensis

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