Hi Ya'l, ..... here's our berry that tops all berries.....American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis b. or S. nigra subsp. canadensis b.)....it was designated the 2013 Herb of the Year by the International Herb Association for its long history as a useful plant......... Perennial, deciduous, multistemmed bush/shrub/ tree native to Europe and hardy to -30 degrees....USDA Hardiness Zone 2..... This is the most tried-and-true species for medicinal use, and the berries are very tasty. Elder berries are rich in anthocyanins, bioflavonoids, vitamins and antioxidants. The syrup, tincture or glycerite of the berries is excellent for treating the common cold and for overall increase in immunity..... Elderberry has branches sprouting deeply cut, serrated-edged green leaves that are shed in the fall. By mid to late June, the shrub’s very twiggy branches bear tiny cream-colored, musk-scented florets in large clusters to which butterflies are attracted. Ripe berries on purplish stems in late summer, are dark purple, and are quickly eaten by birds if not picked.....American elderberry compact to 6 feet, sweet fruit,....Virtually every part of the plant has been used to produce something, from dyes and children’s toys to a panacea for treating a variety of internal and external ailments. In Old World folk medicine its berries as well as its flowers were used in preparations to treat wounds and skin afflictions (from its tannin properties), and as a remedy for colds, coughs, and fevers, also extracts, syrups, lozenges, as well as food products such as pies, jellies, jams, and beverages and into delicious dishes and preserves.. In the New World, American Indians used the elderberry in a similar way, and also to treat rheumatism.......Disclaimer - The herbal information on this post is intended for educational purposes only. It is not the intention to advise on health care. Please see a medical professional about any health concerns you have. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease...As with any plant before Consuming the (Raw) berries,leaves,stems, or any/part-know/Research it first-just like i did and found the ( Red Elderberry berries are Poisonous don't eat them!.).....The Black elderberry is a beautiful plant that establishes and grows with ease..... It also provides dark- purple berries in late summer that can produce delicious baked products, jelly, juice, syrup and sweetest wines.....$1.89 a pack seeds.