Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis)
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Group: Dicot (Broadleaf)
Deciduous, sprawling, thicket-forming woody shrub native of North America. It is a perennial plant commonly found in disturbed and non-crop areas.
Leaves are opposite, on stalks, and twice divided with odd numbers of leaflets (5 to 11). Leaflets are elliptic and pointed at each end with teeth on the margin.
Stem is woody, erect, with herbaceous new growth, 8 to 12 feet tall, spreading outward up to 10 feet forming dense thickets.
Roots an extensive mass from a deep taproot.
Propagation is by seed or rhizomes (suckers).