Taxonomy

Sambucus nigra | Elder | Trom

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Identification

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

Habitat

Hedgerows, woodland, scrub, wasteland, especially on fertile soils.

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Woody

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Widespread and common.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

Flowers are often used to make a fresh tasting elderflower cordial, berries often used for wine-making

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