Plant ID Please

bluegoat_gw(Zone 3b)September 24, 2013

I took a small branch of this bush and thought that I would identify it. But I am having trouble. Can anyone help?

There are two or three small seeds inside.

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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Looks like a mountain ash to my amateur eyes.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 5:57PM
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don555(3a)

Leaves don't look right for mountain ash. Maybe red elder?

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 6:33PM
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Pudge 2b

I would agree with red elder

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 8:41PM
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bluegoat_gw(Zone 3b)

Don,

Thank you. I think you're right. I cut the stem and it's not woody. The leaves are opposite. The fruit looks about the same.

It is growing in the Bow River valley in Calgary and would appear to be a native plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sambucus racemosa

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 9:44PM
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