Susan Luzzaro 9 p.m., Aug. 20
Elderberry in Bloom
Elderberry, two species of which range over most of San Diego County, is in full bloom this month.
The flat-topped, creamy-white blossoms of this large shrub or small tree can be seen in the natural coastal canyon areas such as Tecolote Canyon and Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, as well as in the more moist areas of the foothills and mountains.
The elderberry's tiny fruits, which ripen in late summer, have traditionally been to make drinks and preserves.
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