Taxon  Report   7323 
Sambucus racemosa  L.  var. racemosa 
Pacific red elderberry,  red elderberry
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
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Northern Coastal Scrub, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest
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]    
Genus: Sambucus
Parent Record Sambucus racemosa.
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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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
TJM2 + PLANTS: Sambucus racemosa var. microbotrys
 Information about  Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2015).

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