All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Red Elderberry</strong>
<em>Sambucus racemosa pubens</em> /Caprifoliaceae
Mt. Rainier National Park
June 23, 2009

The red fruits of these plants are edible, but they must first be cooked.  All of the other parts of the plant are poisonous...
Red Elderberry
Sambucus racemosa pubens /Caprifoliaceae
Mt. Rainier National Park
June 23, 2009

The red fruits of these plants are edible, but they must first be cooked. All of the other parts of the plant are poisonous. We saw shrubs with the ripe berries in lower elevations in western Washington.

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