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Sambucus nigra L.

Family - Caprifoliaceae

Common Name - Elder

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unscented Leaves 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Downs
Hedgerows
River banks
Roadsides
Scrub
Wasteland
Description of Genus

Deciduous trees, shrubs or sometimes herbs. The leaves are alternate and pinnate, sometimes with stipules. The fruit is a drupe.

Sambucus nigra
© Quentin Groom
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June and July.

Fruit

The fruit is a drupe.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

France
Sureau
Germany
Holler
Schwarzer Holunder
Greece
Samboúkos
Italy
Sambuco
Portugal
Sabugeuiro
Spain
Sauco
Cañilero
Canillero
Sweden
fläder
Dutch
gewone vlier
Finland
selja, musta-
mustaselja
Poland
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