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Pale Elder Tree

Pale Elder TreeThe Pale Elder (S. glauca, Nutt.) is smooth throughout, and gets its name from the whitish floury covering of the berries. The leaves are pale beneath.

The berries are edible. This elder grows from British Columbia to southern California, and east scantily and reduced in stature as far as Montana and Utah. It is sometimes planted as an ornamental.

Trees from 30 to 50 feet high are seen in dry, gravelly soil in the coast region, especially in Oregon.