Plant identification

Asked April 22, 2017, 9:33 AM EDT

If this plant is invasive then how do we get rid of it?

Stearns County Minnesota elderberry

1 Response

Hi,
This looks like a red elderberry and they are nice understory plants that birds love, but they can spread invasively. If it is not something you want in that space cut it off and pull any roots before they spread.

Here is some information on elderberry. There are a few native types.

https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/common-elderberry