(ancient name of the elder, transferred by Linnaansg. Rammculdcew. Native hardy herbaceous perennia s, with showy spikes of small fls. and hand some clusters of berries in autumn. Leaflets of the twice- or thrice-ternate lvs. ovate, sharply cleft, and cut toothed. They like rich woods and shade. Useful for rockery and wild garden. Prop. by seeds and by root division in spring.