Taxon  Report   10348 
Sambucus nigra  L.  ssp. caerulea  (Raf.) R. Bolli
Blue elderberry
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
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Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Family: ADOXACEAE   (PLANTS: CAPRIFOLIACEAE)
Genus: Sambucus
Parent Record Sambucus nigra
Toxicity: MAJOR (RIPE FRUIT IS NONTOXIC)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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TJM2: Sambucus mexicana
More information about  Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 01, 2016).

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