Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
Growing Conditions: Tolerates a wide variety of wet to dry soils but prefers rich, moist, and slightly acid soil.
Ecological Benefits: All parts of the plants are edible to a diverse group of animals. It attracts numerous birds for its copious fruit clusters. Provides nesting materials and structure for native bees, and is a great plant for wetland and upland riparian habitats.