Flowers: June-July; clusters of white flowers
Fruits: Clusters of purple/black berry-like drupes
Twigs & bark: Twigs grey/green, sponge-like pith inside; bark greyish, with fissures when mature
Hedgerows, woodland, scrub, wasteland, especially on fertile soils.
Widespread and common.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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Flowers are often used to make a fresh tasting elderflower cordial, berries often used for wine-making