Scientific name
Sambucus nigra
Also Known As
American elder, Blue elder, Common elderberry, European black elderberry, Wild elder
Black elderberries are deciduous shrubs with 3-9 paired leaflets per leaf. The clusters of flowers are white to cream-colored and later produce clusters of purple to black berries.

Scientific name
Sambucus mexicana
A large rounded evergreen shrub that has compound leaves with 3-5 pairs of long elliptical leaflets. The small 5-petaled white flowers are arranged into a conspicuous, dense, flat-topped cluster located on terminal branches. Each flower develops into a dark-blue to black fruit (a drupe) that is reminiscent of a tiny tomato. Fruits are generally covered with a wax or resin that gives them a bluish color.

Scientific name
Symphoricarpos albus
Also Known As
Snowberry, White coralberry
The flowers of Common snowberry are pinkish-white and bell shaped. An unusual feature is its hollow stems. Common snowberry is very important as browse for many types of wildlife.

Scientific name
Viburnum lantanoides
Also Known As
Witch Hobble
Large shrub with big, roundish rough-textured leaves and prominent veins. White to pink flower clusters. Fruits red ripening to black.

Scientific name
Viburnum lentago
Nannyberry is a shrub with white flowers, berry-like fruits on reddish stems, and leaves arranged oppositely along the stem. The fruits turn blue-black when ripe.

Scientific name
Viburnum dentatum
This shrub has opposite, oval-shaped, toothed leaves, and white flowers. The fruits are clusters of small, blue berries called drupes. It is found in the Eastern US.