Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1622

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in shrubby stream-bottoms, other wetlands and wetland margins, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy white
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Bluish-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 lentago   FAMILY Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum lentago   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-05-X:
Viburnum lentago   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Nannyberry, Sheepberry


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image of Viburnum lentago, Nannyberry, Sheepberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vile_001_lvd

        

image of Viburnum lentago, Nannyberry, Sheepberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_vile_008_lhd

        

image of Viburnum lentago, Nannyberry, Sheepberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_vile_009_lvd

        

image of Viburnum lentago, Nannyberry, Sheepberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_vile_012_lvd

        

image of Viburnum lentago, Nannyberry, Sheepberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_viburnum_lentago1

June    Crawford County    MI

A large shrub or small tree, to 10 meters tall, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Viburnum lentago, Nannyberry, Sheepberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_viburnum_lentago2

June    Crawford County    MI

Leaves mostly acuminate, lateral veins curving & branching, margins serrulate, per Weakley's Flora.