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Sambucus ebulus

Sureau yèble
Dwarf Elder

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

6 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

0.8-1.5 m

Description

Not to be confused with Sambucus nigra. Sambucus ebulus is a perennial, not a tree or shrub.

Branches and leaves are toxic.

Flowers

The small creamy-white, 5-petalled flowers with purple anthers form large flat-topped clusters (5-16 cm), turning into purple black berries.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 5-13 leaflets on either side of the stem, wider in the middle, pointed and serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: fleshy parts surround a shell/pit, black.

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