Red-berried Elderberry
Sambucus racemosa

Other common names: Red-berried Elder

Other scientific names: Sambucus callicarpa, Sambucus microbotrys, Sambucus pubens

French names: Sureau rouge

Family: Muskroot Family (Adoxaceae), (Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae))

Group: Elderberries

Distinctive features: Shrub

Similar species:
  •   Common Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) - Very similar; Black berries, grows in wetter habitats.

Flowers: Spring;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Compound, Toothed

Height: 1 m (3 ft)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 320    Shrubs of Ontario: 451   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: racemosa: with racemes

For more information visit: Ontario Trees and Shrubs

Photographs: 151 photographs available.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Range map for Red-berried Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)


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