This plant is often found growing in the wild - what is its common name?
Photograph courtesy of Oceandesetoiles
- Latin Genus: Sambucus
- Large clusters of off-white flowers appear in the Spring and if these are not gathered to make cordial they develop into small, black berries.
- The berries can be made into a syrup.
- The Fanta company make and sell a drink called 'Shokata' from the berries.
- An important food plant for several species of butterflies and birds.