Sambucus nigra ‘Gerda’
Black Beauty Elderberry
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Dipsacales||Includes viburnum, honeysuckle, snowberry, beautybush, twinflower, many others|
|Family||Adoxaceae||Elders and viburnums|
|Genus||Sambucus||From Greek sambuke, for a musical instrument made from elderwood|
|Species||nigra||Black, referring to the color of the seeds|
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Sambucus nigra ‘Gerda’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 Jun 2012.
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6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)