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Sambucus nigra
blue elderberry moschatel
Sambucus nigra Adoxaceae
common names
  blue elderberry
  black elder
accepted scientific name
  Sambucus nigra L.
rules for finding collection records
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Image Author: ©2006 Stan Shebs
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Category: Shrubs, Broadleaf Trees
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of March thru 3rd week of October

How Likely at this Location (100%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
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Native Plant Status
Present in all of North America. Native status uncertain.
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