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Sambucus nigra L. ssp. cerulea (Raf.) R. Bolli
blue elderberry



General Information
Symbol: SANIC5
Group: Dicot
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Tree
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Other Common Names: blue elder
Characteristics
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Nativity
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   

Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
SACEV Sambucus cerulea Raf. var. velutina (Durand & Hilg.) Schwerin
SACE3 Sambucus cerulea Raf. blue elder
blue elderberry
blueberry elder
Mexican elder
SANEV Sambucus neomexicana Woot. var. vestita (Woot. & Standl.) Kearney & Peebles
SAGL14 Sambucus glauca Nutt.
SAMEC Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC. ssp. cerulea (Raf.) A.E. Murray
SAVE3 Sambucus velutina Durand & Hilg.
SACA52 Sambucus caerulea Raf., orth. var.
SANE2 Sambucus neomexicana Woot.
SACAV Sambucus caerulea Raf. var. velutina (Durand & Hilg.) Schwerin, orth. var.
SACAN4 Sambucus caerulea Raf. var. neomexicana (Woot.) Rehder, orth. var.
SACEN Sambucus cerulea Raf. var. neomexicana (Woot.) Rehder
SANIC6 Sambucus nigra L. ssp. caerulea (Raf.) R. Bolli, orth. var.
SAMEC2 Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC. var. cerulea (Raf.) A.E. Murray
SAMEC4 Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC. var. caerulea (Raf.) A.E. Murray, orth. var.
SAMEC3 Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC. ssp. caerulea (Raf.) A.E. Murray, orth. var.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Dipsacales
Family Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Genus Sambucus L. – elderberry
Species Sambucus nigra L. – black elderberry
Subspecies Sambucus nigra L. ssp. cerulea (Raf.) R. Bolli – blue elderberry

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Wildlife

Food

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Cover

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Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover