Taxon  Report   10348    
Sambucus nigra  L.  ssp. caerulea  (Raf.) Bolli
Blue elderberry
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2018 James Gonsman
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2011 Michael O'Brien
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
© 2016 Chris Leslie
Genus: Sambucus
Parent: Sambucus nigra

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Sambucus mexicana
ICPN: Sambucus caerulea
More information about  Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).