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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Sambucus

View taxon page for Sambucus

(For a list of species in Sambucus, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Fruit ± black, densely white-glaucous (appearing ± blue); inflorescence ± flat-topped, central axis generally not dominant; petals ±  ..... S. mexicana

1' Fruit red or purple-black, not glaucous; inflorescence ± dome-shaped, central axis generally dominant; petals often  ..... S. racemosa

2. Fruit purple-black; inflorescence generally 4–7 cm diam ..... var. melanocarpa

2' Fruit red; inflorescence generally 3–12 cm diam ..... var. racemosa



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