Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Sambucus nigra -- (Blue Elderberry)

photos by Susan McDougall


Sambucus nigra

Scarce at the Park, Blue Elderberry is most easily recognized by the flat-topped clusters of white flowers. The stems are often bowed, and the leaves are pinnately divided. The berries are bluish-black, unlike the more common Red Elderberry which has long clusters of red berries. This is subspecies caerulea.

Location: Cowlitz Divide, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 18, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Cowlitz Divide, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7422, -121.5769, 2706
Date: June 18, 2015

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