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Blue Elderberry - Sambucus cerulea
Other Names:  Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea


Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, MT south to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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