Taxon  Report   9600 
Sambucus racemosa  L.  var. melanocarpa  (A. Gray) McMinn
Rocky mountain elder

Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa
© and Bonnie McClellan 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa, 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. melanocarpa
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Genus: Sambucus
Parent Record Sambucus racemosa.
Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
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]    
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Sambucus melanocarpa
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 27, 2015).

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