Red Elderberry

Genus Sambucus
Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae)





Flower cluster on a Red Elderberry shrub



Red Elderberry
(Sambucus racemosa pubens)


This shrub grows in sub-alpine areas. It has small white flowers, arranged in clusters. Later, the berries are red or amber in color.


Ripe berries on a Red Elderberry shrub

See Blue Elderberry
which grows lower in the canyon





Albion Basin
Wasatch Mountains
Salt Lake County, Utah


References


Photographed
by Sandra Bray