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Digital Herbaria

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 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


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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