9/7/02 Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa). Off trail in picnic area near bank of San Joaquin River, Devil's Postpile National Monumnet, Mono County, E. Sierra, CA
Deep green compound leaves with 5-7 leaflets. Fruit appear at end of summer. Shrub bet. 6-20 ft along moist stream banks and damp woodlands at middle elevations. May be only a few feet tall along trails leading to higher elevations.