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Sambucus racemosa  L.  var. microbotrys  (Rydb.) Kearney & Peebles

(not an active name)

Mountain red elderberry,   Red elderberry
Sambucus racemosa var. microbotrys is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Parent: Sambucus racemosa
Genus: Sambucus
Family: Viburnaceae  
(Caprifoliaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: MAJOR (RIPE FRUIT IS NONTOXIC)

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Name Status:

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSSambucus racemosa var. racemosa
Information about  Sambucus racemosa var. microbotrys from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (SARAR3)

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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/05/2022).