Sambucus canadensis

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Form: Multi-stemmed small tree or large shrub reaching 12' tall, deciduous (NFL) or evergreen (SFL)

Leaves: Compound, pinnate, opposite, usually 7 leaflets, lanceolate, serrate

Stem/Bark: Pale gray-brown, prominent lenticels, suckering

Flower: Panicle inflorescence with small white flowers, five petals and stamens, bisexual

Fruit: Dark purple, berry-like drupe with multiple pyrenes, edible

Comments: Several cultivars are available with larger or red fruit.