Sambucus caerulea Mexican Elder
DECIDUOUS SHRUB or SMALL TREE. Smooth, bright green pinnate leaves
have 5-7 oval, finely toothed leaflets. Large flat clusters of creamy
white flowers in April-May, followed by small blue or blackish-purple berries.
A riparian tree. In the Empires, uncommon in Davidson Canyon and
its largest tributaries. Flowers attract bees and butterflies.
Fruits eaten by many birds.
FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)