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Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Sambucus canadensis

Elder, Common





















































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Plant TypeShrub
Leaf TypeCompound, Pinnate
Wild/CultivatedWild
EdibilityThe blue and black berries berries can be eaten. They contain a form of cyanide which may cause nausea in large enough amounts. Cooking destroys the compound, but may increase bitterness. (Elpel)