Latin name: Sambucus mexicana C. Presl ex DC.
Pronunciation: sam-BOO-kus mex-i-KAY-na
Common name: Mexican elderberry
Family: Viburnaceae (Viburnum)
Habitat: Common along streambanks and in open places in forest, widespread in California Floristic Province and desert mountains
Blooming period: March to September
Name derivations: 1) Sambucus 2) mexicana
NOTE: Formerly Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea