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Elderberry

Sambucus sp

Description:

Tall bush with white blossoming bunches

Habitat:

Temperate forest

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C.Sydes
C.Sydes 8 years ago
Elderberry
Sambucus sp


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1 Comment

AngelChandler
AngelChandler 8 years ago

Given the area where this was spotted it is most likely red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens). It could be blue elderberry (S. caerulea). The way to tell the difference is red elderberry has 5-7 leaflets where blue elderberry has 5-9. Otherwise wait until it fruits. The common names are derived from the color of the berries.

veneta.tashev
Spotted by
veneta.tashev

Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2012

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