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Sambucus nigra ‘Gerda’

 

Black Beauty Elderberry

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderDipsacalesIncludes viburnum, honeysuckle, snowberry, beautybush, twinflower, many others
FamilyAdoxaceaeElders and viburnums
GenusSambucusFrom Greek sambuke, for a musical instrument made from elderwood
SpeciesnigraBlack, referring to the color of the seeds
Cultivar‘Gerda’

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Sambucus nigra ‘Gerda’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 Jun 2012.

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Sambucus nigra (Black Beauty Elderberry)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)