Calflora
Taxon  Report   7320    
Sambucus mexicana  C. Presl ex DC.  
(no longer an active name)
Blue elderberry
Sambucus mexicana, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: ADOXACEAE  
Genus: Sambucus
Toxicity: MAJOR (RIPE FRUIT IS NONTOXIC)

Habitat: canyons

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

JEF other name:
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea

PLANTS other name:
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

 
NOTE: Sambucus mexicana is no longer an active name.
More information about  Sambucus mexicana
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SANIC4)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2019).