Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1311

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

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

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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

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sambucus racemosa var. pubens   FAMILY Adoxaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-06-002:
Sambucus pubens   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

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