OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 22 taxa in the family Adoxaceae, Moschatel family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Witch Hobble, Moosewood, Hobblebush, Tangle-legs

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum lantanoides   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum lantanoides   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum alnifolium 174-05-001   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, northern hardwood forests, boulderfields, primarily over 1000m in elevation

Common (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Wild Raisin, Withe-rod, Shonny Haw, Shawnee Haw

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum cassinoides   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum cassinoides 174-05-002   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, moist forests, high elevation forests & outcrops

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains, rare in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nannyberry, Sheepberry

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Viburnum lentago   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum lentago   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum lentago 174-05-002?   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in shrubby stream-bottoms, other wetlands and wetland margins

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum nudum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum nudum var. nudum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum nudum 174-05-003   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, blackwater floodplains, seepages

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackhaw, Nannyberry

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum prunifolium   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum prunifolium   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum prunifolium 174-05-004   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in alluvial forests, other mesic forests

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Black Haw, Rusty Haw

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum rufidulum 174-05-005   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, dry-mesic woodlands & forests, esp common over mafic rocks (but not at all restricted to such sites)

Common (uncommon in Mountains of GA & NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small-leaf Virburnum, Walter's Viburnum

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum obovatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum obovatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum obovatum 174-05-006   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in alluvial forests

Common

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Downy Arrowwood

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum rafinesqueanum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Viburnum rafinesquianum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum rafinesquianum 174-05-007   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in dry-mesic to dry woodlands & forests, esp common over mafic rocks (but not at all restricted to such sites)

Common in NC Piedmont, rare in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Arrowwood

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum dentatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum 174-05-008a   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, streambanks, swamps, other moist places

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Arrowwood

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum carolinianum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum 174-05-008a?   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests, rock outcrops, streambanks

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Southern Arrowwood

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum scabrellum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum 174-05-008a?   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it on streambanks, in marshes, swamps, other moist sites

Common, endemic to the Coastal Plain

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Arrowwood, Northern Arrowwood

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum recognitum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum recognitum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum dentatum var. lucidum 174-05-008b   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, moist forests, streambanks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mapleleaf Viburnum, Maple-leaved Arrowwood, Dockmackie

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum acerifolium   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum acerifolium   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Viburnum acerifolium 174-05-009   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in mesic to dry forests & woodlands

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Limerock Arrowwood

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum bracteatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Viburnum bracteatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in calcareous forests & woodlands

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Highbush-cranberry, Cranberry Tree, American Cranberry-bush

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum opulus var. americanum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum opulus var. americanum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in wet forests, along streams

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Linden Viburnum

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum dilatatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum dilatatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wayfaring Tree

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum lantana   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum lantana   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it . It's widely planted, sometimes escaped or persistent

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Guelder-rose Viburnum, Snowball

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum opulus var. opulus   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum opulus var. opulus   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it . It's commonly cultivated, and rarely persistent or escaping

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Snowball Viburnum, Doublefile Viburnum

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum plicatum   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum plicatum   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Siebold's Viburnum

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Viburnum sieboldii   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Viburnum sieboldii   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban forests. It's commonly planted horticulturally

Non-native: Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Elderberry, American Elder

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sambucus canadensis   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sambucus canadensis 174-06-001   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it on streambanks, in thickets, moist forests, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Elderberry, Red-berried Elder, Eastern Red Elderberry

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Sambucus racemosa var. pubens   FAMILY: Adoxaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sambucus pubens 174-06-002   FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae

 

Look for it in spruce-fir and northern hardwood forests, especially typical on boulderfield, talus, and other rocky situations, primarily at high elevations in the Mountains, though sometimes descending to low elevations

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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