Blue Elderberry (Sambucus Cerulea, Sambucus Nigra, Sambucus Mexicana) is a tall shrub in the Moschatel Family (Adoxaceae). It’s native to western North America and northern Mexico. Blooms May-Aug and grows 10-25 ft. Commonly found in river banks and openings within forests and savannas. Tolerates moist to dry soils and partial to full sun exposure.
Leaves are compound with 5-9 leaflike leaflets, commonly 9. Berries are edible. Leaves and other plant parts were used for preparing traditional medicinal remedies.