Sambucus racemosa var. arborescens Gray
FamilyCaprifoliaceae — APG family: Adoxaceae
SynonymsSambucus callicarpus Greene.
DescriptionShrub; twigs with soft, pithy, warty, brown bark; branchlets pubescent; leaves mostly 5-7-foliate, the leaflets lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, sharply serrate, downy beneath; inflorescence pyramidal or ovoid; flowers yellowish-white, ill-scented; fruit globose, bright red.
EcologyWoods and subalpine meadows. S. racemosa described from Europe, subsp. pubens from Pennsylvania, Canada, and the Carolinas.
Circumpolar map gives range of entire species complex.
UsesThe seeds are poisonous, causing diarrhea and vomiting.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.