Blue Elderberry - Sambucus cerulea
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems 2–4 m. Leaflets 5 to 9, 5–15 cm long. Inflorescence a flat-topped, compound umbel-like cyme 8–20 cm across. Flowers: corolla 4–6 mm across. Berry blue, glaucous, 4–6 mm wide (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC, MT south to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.