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Sambucus racemosa

Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
Sambucus racemosa
Common Names red elderberry
Family Honeysuckle
Flower Color Cream white
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Pith in center of stem. Leaves: Pinnately divided
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No

Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)

Raw fruits are toxic and will cause nausea. The fruits are boiled to make a sauce or cooked with the stems intact. The stems and seeds were then thrown out together. The berries make an excellent tangy jelly.

black elderberry

For additional information please send an e-mail request to:
Dr. Clinton C. Shock

Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station
595 Onion Avenue
Ontario, OR 97914
(541) 889-2174
FAX (541) 889-7831

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