Taxon  Report   7320 
Sambucus mexicana  C. Presl   (not an active name; please see Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea)
blue elderberry,  elderberry
Sambucus mexicana , a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
 

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Sambucus mexicana
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Sambucus mexicana
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Habitat: canyons [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MAJOR (RIPE FRUIT IS NONTOXIC)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Family: ADOXACEAE   (PLANTS: CAPRIFOLIACEAE)
Genus: Sambucus
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
TJM2: accepted name: Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
PLANTS: accepted name: Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis
 
 NOTE: Sambucus mexicana is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
 Information about  Sambucus mexicana  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (SANIC4)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 20, 2014).

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