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Mexican Elderberry (Sambucus mexicana)

Plant: A large shrub or small tree up to 20 feet high, sometimes even taller
Flowers: The small, 1/4 inch diameter, white flowers are in flat-topped compound clusters.
Fruit: The fruit is a blue, almost black berry that ripens in late summer.
Leaf: The leaves are compound with oval, finely-toothed leaflets.