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Sambucus nigra L. ssp. cerulea (Raf.) R. Bolli
blue elderberry



General Information
Symbol: SANIC5
Group: Dicot
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Tree
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Other Common Names: blue elder
Characteristics
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Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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William & Wilma Follette. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. West Region, Sacramento. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, AZ, Flagstaff, Arboretum. July 14, 2001. Usage Requirements.

Charles A. Wellner. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, ID. 1940. Usage Requirements.

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements.

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements.

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements.

C.A. Kupfer. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA, Santa Clara Co. 1913. Usage Requirements.

©M. Kat Anderson. USDA NRCS NPDC. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Placer Co. 2000. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Placer Co. 2000. Usage Requirements.

©Susan McDougall. Trees Live Here. United States, WA, Mount Adams, DNR quarry. August 8, 2004. Usage Requirements.

Sheri Hagwood. Bureau of Land Management. United States, ID, Bureau of Land Management Jarbidge Resource Area. June 28, 2005. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Mono Co., Monitor Pass Area. June 30, 2007. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Mono Co., Monitor Pass Area. June 30, 2007. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Mono Co., Monitor Pass Area. June 30, 2007. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Elko Co., Lamoille Canyon. July 28, 2007. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Elko Co., Lamoille Canyon. July 28, 2007. Usage Requirements.

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
SACAN4 Sambucus caerulea Raf. var. neomexicana (Woot.) Rehder, orth. var.
SACAV Sambucus caerulea Raf. var. velutina (Durand & Hilg.) Schwerin, orth. var.
SACA52 Sambucus caerulea Raf., orth. var.
SACE3 Sambucus cerulea Raf.
SACEN Sambucus cerulea Raf. var. neomexicana (Woot.) Rehder
SACEV Sambucus cerulea Raf. var. velutina (Durand & Hilg.) Schwerin
SAGL14 Sambucus glauca Nutt.
SAMEC3 Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC. ssp. caerulea (Raf.) A.E. Murray, orth. var.
SAMEC Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC. ssp. cerulea (Raf.) A.E. Murray
SAMEC4 Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC. var. caerulea (Raf.) A.E. Murray, orth. var.
SAMEC2 Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC. var. cerulea (Raf.) A.E. Murray
SANE2 Sambucus neomexicana Woot.
SANEV Sambucus neomexicana Woot. var. vestita (Woot. & Standl.) Kearney & Peebles
SANIC6 Sambucus nigra L. ssp. caerulea (Raf.) R. Bolli, orth. var.
SAVE3 Sambucus velutina Durand & Hilg.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Dipsacales
Family Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Genus Sambucus L. – elderberry
Species Sambucus nigra L. – black elderberry
Subspecies Sambucus nigra L. ssp. cerulea (Raf.) R. Bolli – blue elderberry

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wildlife

Food

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Cover

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Description of Values

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