Elderberry | Congaree National Park (S.C.)

Sambucus canadensis
• Broadleaf deciduous shrub or small tree
• Height 3 - 20 feet
• Light brown bark with numerous raised bumps
• Looks like a hydrangea
• Clusters of white flowers
• Leaves are compound and opposite on the twig
• Fruit used in making jellies and wines
• Ripe fruit provides food for birds
• Habitats include irregularly flooded fresh marshes and swamps, old fields, moist woods and roadsides