Red elder tree flowers and fruits simultaneously

Self-tutoring about botany: the tutor shares an observation about a red elder.

I know of few trees that produce new blooms while their fruit is on. Yet, I (and now you, too) can witness a red elder doing so.

In the picture below, see the fruit at top left, the bloom at bottom right, on the same tree.

red elder tree with both berries and flower


Pojar, Jim and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of Coastal British Columbia. Vancouver: BC Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Publishing, 1994.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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