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


by Sandra Bray