Taxon  Report   9600 
Sambucus racemosa  L.  var. melanocarpa  (A. Gray) McMinn
Rocky mountain elder
Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa
© 2016 Jason Matthias Mills
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Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa
© 2009 Barry Breckling
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
© 2016 Jason Matthias Mills
Genus: Sambucus
Parent Record Sambucus racemosa
Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR (RIPE FRUIT IS NONTOXIC)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Sambucus melanocarpa
More information about  Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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: Mar 20, 2018).

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