Red-berry elder

  • Latin name: Sambucus callicarpa Greene
  • French name: Sureau rouge du Pacifique
  • Synonym(s): Pacific coast red elder
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 35316
    540291 - [syn. S. racemosa var. arborescens (Torr. & Gray) Gray] 531321 - (S. racemosa var. racemosa L.)
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf - red-berry elder

Form

  • Pinnately compound
  • 5–7 lance-shaped leaflets
  • Hairy along the veins

Length

  • Leaflets 6–16 cm

Margin

  • Sharply toothed

Buds

  • Lateral bud and leaf scar - red-berry elder

Form

  • Terminal bud absent

Flowers

Form

  • In rounded clusters (cymes)

Width

  • About 10 cm

Colour

  • Yellowish-white

Structure

  • Synoecious

Floral timing

  • Spring

Fruits

  • Fruit - red-berry elder

Form

  • Ripen in midsummer
  • Poisonous

Width

  • 4–6 mm

Colour

  • Red

Structure

  • Drupe

Size

Shrubs or very small trees

Habitat

Site

  • Prefers moist sites

Range

Pacific Coast

Photos
  • Red-berry elder
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