West Highland Flora

Elder


Sambucus nigra

 

Sambucus nigra

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jun 2003 Armadale, Skye

Frequent in scrub and croft land

A large bush or small tree, height to 10 m.  Inflorescence 10-20 cm across, individual flower c 5 mm across

ID: Leaves with 5-7 leaflets, flowers white in a flat-topped umbel with 5 primary rays giving rise to secondary rays which bear the flowers.

Other features: Berries first green, then red, then black.

 

Sambucus nigra

Photo Carl Farmer
26 Sep 2003 Portree, Skye

  Sambucus nigra

Photo Carl Farmer
4 May 2002 Suardal, Skye

 

Sambucus nigra

Photo Carl Farmer
4 May 2002 Suardal, Skye


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