Elderberries – Identification

Q: Do we have wild elderberries around here? I’d like to harvest the berries to make something edible. More importantly, how do I identify the blooming plant?

A: You have a great local resource: the Georgia Native Plant Society (www.gnps.org). They sponsor regular plant rescue outings, led by knowledgeable guides. I feel sure they could direct you to a rescue outing where you might find elderberries growing that you can transplant to your landscape.