Sambucus Canadensis - Elderberry
Deciduous shrub, which spreads by underground runners. Has creamy white flowers in the summer, which turn into a dark purple fruit in the late summer. Does best in moist to damp soils and full sun. It is great for attracting butterflies when in bloom then in the fall the birds love the berries. If you can beat the birds to them the berries make good jam and also was used to make Elderberry Wine.
Shade to Semi- Shade, Rich Moist Soil, Summer, 3-8 ft Tall, Zones 4-9