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Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

Sambucus nigra L. ssp. canadensis (L.) R. Bolli

Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

USDA Symbol: SANIC4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (I), CAN (N)







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Specimen & Label Data

Sambucus canadensis var. canadensis

American Elderberry

Caprifoliaceae

Location: E side Salado Creek, 20 m S of low water crossing from main base to Pershing Firing Range on Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Moist creek bank, some shade. A dense colony.

Description: Arborescent shrub to 3 m tall. Leaflets mostly 5, lanceolate, acuminate, oblique, serrate, rounded to cuneate basally; canescent beneath along the veins, otherwise glabrous. Cymes terminal, flat, dense; flowers white. Fruit puple-black, less than 5 mm dia.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 24. 1994
Specimen number: 615

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0901
Accession Date: Aug 23, 1994
Accession Number: 66

Annotations: SCFXB (In flower & fruit)

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