Sambucus nigra L. (Elder)



Árbol de sauco

General appearance of a flowering elderberry tree.

Rama de sauco

Elder leaves seen from above

Sambucus nigra

Elder leaves seen from the underside


Elder flower

flor de sauco

Elder flowers are grouped into flattened clusters, which are very characteristic of this tree.

flores de saúco

A detail of elder flowers

Sambucus nigra L. – (Elder)

Deciduous tree of the Honeysuckle family -caprifoliaceae- up to 10 m. Erect stems of corky bark, brown-greyish. Opposite leaves, pinnate, with till 9 toothed ovate leaflets. Flowers white cream in flat inflorescences till 12 cm wide. Fruits in drupe, black in big hanging bunches. In humid places and hedges.

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13 February, 2022

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