EDIBLE fruit - Shrub
Found throughout the state in open woods, fence rows, roadsides and along streams, ravine bottoms and low wet woods. The flowers are large, showy, flat-topped white clusters that appear in late May to June. The dark purple berries are edible and make an excellent jelly. Many species of birds and mammals eat the fruit, and deer browse the leaves and branches. Will tolerate both wet and dry sites.
Height at maturity is 10 ft.
This species can be commonly used for erosion control and wetlands restoration. Wildlife benefits are food and cover. Get more information about Elderberry
*Information from the Missouri Department of Conservation.