Taxon  Report   10347 
Sambucus nigra  L.
Black elderberry
Sambucus nigra
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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Sambucus nigra
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Sambucus nigra
© 2013 Jason Matthias Mills
Sambucus nigra, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Sambucus nigra
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Genus: Sambucus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Toxicity: MAJOR (RIPE FRUIT IS NONTOXIC)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
More information about  Sambucus nigra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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