Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Sambucus racemosa var. pubens   FAMILY Adoxaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-06-002:
Sambucus pubens   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sambucus pubens

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Elderberry, Red-berried Elder, Eastern Red Elderberry


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Look for it in spruce-fir and northern hardwood forests, especially typical on boulderfield, talus, and other rocky situations, primarily at high elevations in the Mountains, though sometimes descending to low elevations, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

 

partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-11 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
5 sepals, very small
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Red
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Sambucus racemosa var. pubens   FAMILY Adoxaceae

Red Elderberry, Red-berried Elder, Eastern Red Elderberry