Is this elderberry?

Asked September 26, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

I am sending a picture to see if this plant is an elderberry, before I make jam out of it.

Pennsylvania

1 Response

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/AG/AG25400.pdf

The plant in the photo is commonly called pokeweed. Consumption of this plant by livestock does cause them to become severely ill. Also, it may cause severe poisoning in humans. Please go to the website that I have attached to read more about pokeweed and the possible toxicity to humans.