Saturday, July 16, 2011

Corralitas Drive: Native Blue Elderberries

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 14, 2011.  Native Blue Elderberries (Sambucus mexicana) are ripening throughout the neighborhood.  (Click on photo to enlarge.) 

Toxicity: If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, eat at your own risk.   Calflora quotes the California Poison Control System rating the Blue Elderberry plant as  majorly toxic, but the ripe fruit is edible. 

Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog only quotes reliable sources, such as Calflora and California Poison Control, on the issue of toxicity.  We often get email suggesting some plants are edible.  We DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without doing your own research.