Elder - Sambucus nigra
Shrub or tree to 10 metres, with grey-brown corky bark and white pith. Branches arching, rather brittle. Flowers creamy white, with yellowish white anthers in flat topped cluster 14 to 24 mm across, scented. Berry turning red and eventually black when ripe.
Various. Woods, hedgerows, old walls and around farms.
June and July.
Very common throughout Britain
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 602 of the 617 tetrads.
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