Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1623

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bogs, blackwater floodplains, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Pink to Blue
Drupe

 

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

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 (1968) 174-05-003:
Viburnum nudum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw


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image of Viburnum nudum, Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

Will Stuart    wil_8881157205_53408c2a8e

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Most often a large shrub with open crown, occasionally a tree 15-20' tall, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Viburnum nudum, Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

Will Stuart    wil_8881735650_d52835a635

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Flowers in stalked, terminal flat-topped clusters, 2.5-5" wide, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Viburnum nudum, Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

JK Marlow    jkm130614_232

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Viburnum nudum, Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

JK Marlow    jkm130614_234

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Viburnum nudum, Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

JK Marlow    jkm130614_236

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Peduncles 1-4cm long, rarely shorter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viburnum nudum, Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

JK Marlow    jkm130614_237

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viburnum nudum, Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

Ron Lance    rwl1623_a

September        

Leaf margins entire or slightly wavy and revolute, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Viburnum nudum, Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw Viburnum, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

Will Stuart    wil_8437534591_9018397a26

November    Chesterfield County    SC

Cheraw State Park

Fruit a drupe, ranging from pink to red, maturing to a dark blue, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.