Viburnum acerifolium L. - Maple-leaved Viburnum


 

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Viburnum acerifolium - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Habitat

Moist to dry woods, dune slopes, wet-mesic swamps.

Associates

 

 Distribution

Quebec and New Brunswick west to MN, south to FL and LA. Less frequent to the west.

Morphology

Small, upright shrub to 2 m. Leaves palmately veined, 3-lobed, maple-like, coarsely toothed. Inflorescence a mostly 7-rayed cyme, 3-5 cm wide; flowers white. Fruit blue-black, ellipsoid or subglobose, 8 mm.

Notes

Flowers late May to early July

Wetland indicator: Upland

Notice in the last image the reversion to a simple, entire leaf in the terminal shoot.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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