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Sambucus nigra
black elderberry

Distribution: Uncommon west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to northern Oregon; eastern North America where S. nigra var. canadensis is native. and var. nigra is more frequently escaped.

Habitat: Disturbed areas where rarely escaping from nearby cultivation.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Introduced from Europe and eastern North America

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, beetles, wasps


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Accepted Name:
Sambucus nigra L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 269 (-270). 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sambucus nigra in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Sambucus nigra checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Sambucus nigra information.

E-Flora BC: Sambucus nigra atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sambucus nigra photos.

USDA Plants: Sambucus nigra information.

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