My, normally quite useless, neighbors who are renting a house and never trim their shrubs or hedges have allowed an interesting bush to grow and top the 6' barrier fence between our properties. Usually I would just go at it with the hedge clippers but I noticed this year that it is producing lots and lots of berries that, to me, look like elderberries. As it is not my bush and that the kids living there don't know anything other than how to play loud music and drink in the front yard till 3AM I figure I would be wasting my time asking them if they knew what the berries are.
When I grew up in Ohio we always had plenty of elderberries for pies but now that I live in Louisiana I am not sure if there are mimic types of berries the aren't good for eating. So, I'm asking you the great community of the Helpful Gardener to help me identify these berries before I make a nice poisonous pie.