Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14960 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sambucus cerulea Raf.
Barry Nielsen   36  
Coll. Date 25 September 2007 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, Payson Canyon, slopes W of FR0157 & E of Dry Lake Reservoir, 4 miles S of Maple Dell;
     Elev.: 6725 ft. (2050 m.)
Habitat Notes N facing slope; subalpine forest 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 56'  52.86" N, 111° 40'  45.42" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea (Raf.) R. Bolli

     Sambucus cerulea Raf.
     Sambucus cerulea var. neomexicana (Woot.) Rehd.
     Sambucus cerulea var. velutina (Dur. & Hilg.) Schwerin
     Sambucus glauca Nutt.
     Sambucus mexicana ssp. cerulea (Raf.) E. Murr.
     Sambucus mexicana var. cerulea (Raf.) E. Murr.
     Sambucus neomexicana Woot.
     Sambucus neomexicana var. vestita (Woot. & Standl.) Kearney & Peebles
     Sambucus velutina Dur. & Hilg.

Common Name(s): blue elderberry, elderberry, blue elder.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=525080, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Dipsacales
                                Family: Caprifoliaceae
                                    Genus: Sambucus
                                        Species: Sambucus nigra
                                            Subspecies: Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01124 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 1.3 mi. NE
04434 Alopecurus pratensis      "meadow foxtail" same section
00668 Apocynum androsaemifolium  var. pumilum   "spreading dogbane" 990 ft. SE
04438 Arrhenatherum elatius      "tall oat-grass" same section
04410 Avena fatua  var. fatua   "wild oats" same section
04432 Bromus briziformis      "rattlesnake brome" same section
04428 Carex nebrascensis      "Nebraska sedge" 1.2 mi. N
00752 Claytonia lanceolata      "spear-leaf springbeauty" same section
00755 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" same section
00751 Dactylis glomerata      "orchard grass" same section
04439 Dactylis glomerata      "orchard grass" same section
00753 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
04431 Eleocharis palustris      "common spikerush" same section
00855 Hackelia micrantha      "small-flowered stickseed" 990 ft. SE
14901 Iris       "iris" 2128 ft. N
04430 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" same section
04437 Juncus articulatus      "jointleaf rush" same section
04429 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  1.2 mi. N
08654 Medicago falcata      "yellow alfalfa" 990 ft. SE
00760 Nemophila breviflora      "basin nemophila" same section
03954 Orogenia linearifolia      "Great Basin Indian potato" same section
00757 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" same section
01123 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 1.3 mi. NE
04436 Phleum pratense      "timothy" same section
04435 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" same section
00759 Poa pratensis      "Kentucky bluegrass" same section
06432 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. capillaceus  1 mi. NE
06433 Sagittaria cuneata      "northern arrowhead" 1 mi. NE
00669 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" 990 ft. SE
14907 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 2128 ft. N
00756 Stellaria jamesiana     same section
04433 Thinopyrum intermedium  subsp. intermedium   "intermediate wheatgrass" same section
00758 Veronica biloba      "twolobe speedwell" same section
00754 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Frank Young Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 682 ft. E   Payson Lakes 
Shram Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 759 ft. E   Payson Lakes 
Wimmer Ranch Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1979 ft. NE   Payson Lakes 
Dry Lake Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 2607 ft. W 7185  Payson Lakes 
Dry Lake Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 2788 ft. W 7084  Payson Lakes 
Pete Winward Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 7028  Payson Lakes 
Pete Winward Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 7028  Payson Lakes 
The Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SW   Payson Lakes 
Sheepherder Hill (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. S 7087  Payson Lakes 
Maple Lake (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 6408  Payson Lakes 
Maple Lake Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 6408  Payson Lakes 
Big Spring Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Payson Lakes 
Shingle Mill Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Payson Lakes 
Castle Rock Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Payson Lakes 
Maple Bench Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. N 5929  Payson Lakes 
Right Fork Peteeneet Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. N   Payson Lakes 
Amos Backbone (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. S 7858  Payson Lakes 
Jones Ranch Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. E   Payson Lakes 
Maple Dell Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 5624  Payson Lakes 
Red Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. W 6943  Payson Lakes 


Taxon Links for species Sambucus cerulea  Raf.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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