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 ⛰ mountainous western 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, through 🇪🇺 Europe and temperate Asia.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 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!

🐝︎ Pollinators such as solitary cavity-nesting bees often make nests in this plant's old ⊚ pithy stems.

Learn more about ◼︎ red elderberry Sambucus racemosa

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