Panorama of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve
Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea (Blue Elderberry)

Somewhat common native perennial shrub or tree found near creeks and at restoration sites. Flowers are white. Blooms in spring to summer. Fruit consists of blue berries.

Sambucus nigra (Black Elderberry). NATIVE. Pictured in summer.


Sambucus nigra (Black Elderberry). NATIVE. Pictured in summer.


Sambucus nigra (Black Elderberry). NATIVE. Pictured in summer.


Sambucus nigra (Black Elderberry). NATIVE. Pictured in summer.