Taxon  Report   7323 
Sambucus racemosa  L.  var. racemosa 
Pacific red elderberry
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa
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Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Sambucus
Parent Record Sambucus racemosa
Northern Coastal Scrub, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR (RIPE FRUIT IS NONTOXIC)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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PLANTS: Sambucus callicarpa
PLANTS: Sambucus racemosa var. leucocarpa
PLANTS: Sambucus racemosa var. laciniata
PLANTS: Sambucus racemosa var. arborescens
PLANTS: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens
PLANTS: Sambucus pubens
PLANTS: Sambucus pubens var. arborescens
PLANTS: Sambucus microbotrys
PLANTS: Sambucus racemosa var. pubens
ICPN + PLANTS: Sambucus racemosa var. microbotrys
ICPN: Sambucus maritima
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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: May 27, 2018).

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