Latin Name: Sambucus canadensis L.
General Description: Very small trees or large shrubs of eastern Canada.
Leaves: 5-11 leaflets, last leaflet often largest, leaflets 5-15 cm long, sharply toothed, short-stalked.
Twigs: Pith white.
Fruit: Purplish-black, mature in fall, edible.
Flowers: white, grow in broad flat clusters, appear in midsummer after leaves have appeared.
Sources used: Trees in Canada by John Laird Farrar (1995).