A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife
Shrub or small tree with checkered bark on mature specimens. Top of leaf shiny; bottom of leaf or leafstalk usually with rusty red hairs or scales. Tiny white flowers grow in large clusters in spring, followed by edible blue-black drupes.
The shrubs or small trees grow in woodlands or thickets.
Drupes can be used in jellies or meat sauces, but are best eaten raw.
Spotted on Apr 26, 2012
Submitted on May 4, 2012