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Please help - ID this weed/bush

Posted by mystic_dragon72 z6 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 24, 08 at 23:47

I was hoping that someone could help me ID this weed/bush as I have no clue what it is. There are two clumps of them thriving quite happily in my yard. Each one is about 9-10 feet tall and is currently in bloom. I can't really call it a bush because it's more like a clump of separate plants growing together. For some reason my landlord seems to think it's a pretty flower but it seems more like a weed to me. I know I don't want it around as it's choking out my other plants.

I have attached a link to a photo of the leaves with a flower as well to help ID it.

Any help would be appreciated.


Here is a link that might be useful: Photo of weed/bush

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RE: Please help - ID this weed/bush

Looks like Sambucus (elder). Do some googling to compare images with what you have.

RE: Please help - ID this weed/bush

Thanks for that rhizo... after searching around on here I found what it is.. and you're right.. it's a Common or American Elderberry. I am going to keep the one clump as it is quite pretty when in bloom and the birds/butterflies love it but the one clump is crowding out my snow-ball bush (don't know the proper name for it) and I like it quite a bit better. Living in a rental has it's downside... most of the bushes and trees here all need a good pruning. I can tell this fall is going to be quite busy for me and hubby cleaning up all the wild growth. :-((


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