Taxon  Report   7320    
Sambucus mexicana  C. Presl ex DC.  (no longer an active name)
Blue elderberry
Sambucus mexicana
© 2002 Lynn Watson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Sambucus mexicana, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Sambucus mexicana
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Sambucus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland


Habitat: canyons

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN accepted name:
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea

PLANTS accepted name:
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

NOTE: Sambucus mexicana is no longer an active name.
More information about  Sambucus mexicana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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: Nov 18, 2018).

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