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Sonoran Desert Plants
Sambucus cerulea (Blue Elderberry, tapiro)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: human habitation
Life Form: shrub,tall
Leaf Description: opposite,pinnate,large
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: June To Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Adoxaceae (adoxa family)
Abundance: rare,introduced
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 12 (8.5 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Sambucus cerulea (opens in a new tab).






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