Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
The Elderberry plants are flowering bushes and shrubs that grow a yellow-white flower in disks that face up. The bushes are often wide in diameter to allow each flower to have as much sun as possible.
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|Elderberry shrubs are tolerant to light shade and most pH levels, with an especially high tolerance for high alkaline soil||The black elder shrub is poisonous to humans if eaten raw, but can be easily identified by looking for their distinctive dark purple leaves||The flowers and berries of Elderberry plants can both be plucked with ease with no damage to the shrub||Matured Elderberry shrubs can grow to be 20 feet tall||Elderberries are a popular natural remedy for common colds, and have been used for centuries|