[Elderberries: The Genus Sambucus in Mt. Adams Country]

Black Elderberry, Rocky Mountain Elder

Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa

Synonyms: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens var. melanocarpa, Sambucus melanocarpa

Dark berries of Black Elderberry, Rocky Mountain Elder: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa (Synonyms: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens var. melanocarpa, Sambucus melanocarpa)

The photo above shows a close-up of the berries and compound pinnate leaves of black elderberry as seen in talus to the southwest of Bench Lake at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........August 8, 2004.

Inflorescence and upper stem leaves of Black Elderberry, Rocky Mountain Elder: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa (Synonyms: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens var. melanocarpa, Sambucus melanocarpa)

The photo above shows a close-up of the pyramidal, terminal cyme and upper, pinnately compound leaves of black elderberry ? as seen atop Crofton Butte on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams.........June 19, 2005.

Inflorescence of Black Elderberry, Rocky Mountain Elder: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa (Synonyms: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens var. melanocarpa, Sambucus melanocarpa)

The photo above shows a close-up of the pyramidal, terminal cyme of black elderberry ? as seen atop Crofton Butte on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams........June 19, 2005.

Black Elderberry, Rocky Mountain Elder: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa (Synonyms: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens var. melanocarpa, Sambucus melanocarpa) - Black Elderberry, Rocky Mountain Elder: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa (Synonyms: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens var. melanocarpa, Sambucus melanocarpa)

Two views of black elderberry as seen on rocky slopes along the Round the Mt. Trail #9 to the west of the Aiken Lava Flow on Mt. Adams..........July 19, 2009.

Ripe fruits of Black Elderberry, Rocky Mountain Elder: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa (Synonyms: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens var. melanocarpa, Sambucus melanocarpa) - Ripe fruits of Black Elderberry, Rocky Mountain Elder: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa (Synonyms: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens var. melanocarpa, Sambucus melanocarpa)

Mature black elderberry fruits as seen along the Round the Mountain Trail #9 about a mile east of the junction with the South Climb Trail #183, Mt. Adams, Gifford Pinchot National Forest........August 30, 2018.

Black Elderberry, Rocky Mountain Elder: Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa (Synonyms: Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens var. melanocarpa, Sambucus melanocarpa)

The photo above shows black elederberry as seen along the Island Springs Trail #66 at Hellroaring Creek on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams........July 1, 2005.

Paul Slichter