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Blue Elderberry / kupall


Family: Adoxaceae

Genus/Species: Sambucus nigra, ssp. caerulea
                          (previously Sambucus mexicana)


'Iipay Aa Name: kupall

Common English Name: Blue Elderberry

Traditional Use: decoction or tea for chills/fever; poultice for rheumatism; infusion for babies with fever; berries can be eaten fresh or dried; wood used for bows and flutes; leaves used as dye for juncus.

Collected on the Barona Indian Reservation, San Diego County


Collector: Daniela Quintero

Date Collected: March 7, 2019

Mounted: April 4 & 11, 2019

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