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|Family: Adoxaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sambucus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sambucus nigra L. subsp. caerulea (Raf.) Bolli
Habit: Plant 2--8 m, generally as wide as tall. Leaf: leaflets 3--9, 3--20 cm, elliptic to ovate, glabrous to hairy, axis often bowed, base often asymmetric, tip acute to acuminate. Inflorescence: 4--33 cm diam, +- flat-topped; central axis generally not dominant. Flower: petals +- spreading. Fruit: +- black, densely white glaucous (appearing +- blue). Chromosomes: 2n=36.
Ecology: Common. Streambanks, open places in forest; Elevation: < 3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, GB, DMtns; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Utah, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Sep Note: Variable, in need of study.
Synonyms: Sambucus caerulea Raf.; Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC., misappl.
eFlora Treatment Author: Charles D. Bell
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sambucus
Next taxon: Sambucus racemosa
Citation for this treatment: Charles D. Bell 2017. Sambucus nigra subsp. caerulea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=80587, accessed on January 18, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 18, 2017.