Taxon  Report   10348 
Sambucus nigra  L.  ssp. caerulea  (Raf.) Bolli
Blue elderberry
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
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Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2011 Michael O'Brien
Genus: Sambucus
Parent Record Sambucus nigra
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR (RIPE FRUIT IS NONTOXIC)   [California Poison Control System]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Sambucus mexicana
ICPN: Sambucus caerulea
More information about  Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 20, 2018).

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