Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1619

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (rare in GA)

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, , boulderfields, primarily over 1000m in elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy white
Bisexual (inner flowers) & sterile (outer flowers)
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

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 (1968) 174-05-001:
Viburnum alnifolium   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hobblebush, Moosewood, Witch Hobble, Tangle-legs


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vial3_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0305s_20

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves broadly egg-shaped or rounded, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm0505k_31

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm160502_094

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

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JK Marlow    jkm160502_099

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_255

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_258

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_268

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_271

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlantanoides_2pw3

May        

Flowering stems with only one pair of leaves, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlantanoides_bm

May        

The cyme's outer flowers sterile, 2.5-3cm broad; inner flowers perfect, 5-7mm, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Will Stuart    wil_8753054451_2b45e92ffa

May        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm150606_222

June    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm150606_223

June    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm150606_225

June    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm0508c_09b

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Will Stuart    wil_9628359905_12291e82c9

August    Haywood County    NC

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Will Stuart    wil_9631591678_c012665f89

August    Haywood County    NC

Fruit a bright red drupe, becoming black after maturity, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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JK Marlow    jkm0511b_23

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves mostly 4-8" long, bases heart-shaped, veins prominent, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvlantanoides_mj

Month Unknown    Ashe County    NC

Mount Jefferson