Sambucus nigra (European Black Elderberry) - Plant
Elderberry is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall and wide, rarely reaching 10 m (33 ft) tall). The bark, light grey when young, changes to a coarse grey outer bark with lengthwise furrowing, lenticels prominent. Both the flowers and the berries have a long tradition of culinary use. The fruit is a glossy, dark purple to black berry 3?5 mm diameter, produced in drooping clusters in late autumn. It grows in a variety of conditions including both wet and dry fertile soils, primarily in sunny locations.