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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Viburnum nudum   FAMILY Adoxaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum nudum var. nudum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-05-003:
Viburnum nudum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Viburnum nudum var. nudum

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Possumhaw Viburnum

 

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


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JK Marlow    jkm210406_9189

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaf tips acute; margin entire to remotely toothed, slightly revolute, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm220412_6658

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

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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.

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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, Swamp Viburnum, Swamp-haw

JK Marlow    jkm130614_234

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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

JK Marlow    jkm210813_2764

August    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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

Ron Lance    rwl1623_a

September        

Leaves shiny above (as if varnished); entire (rarely somewhat undulate), per Weakley's Flora (2015).

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

JK Marlow    jkm211116_4968

November    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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

JK Marlow    jkm211116_5040

November    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Viburnum nudum, Southern Wild Raisin, Possumhaw, 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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Viburnum nudum   FAMILY Adoxaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum nudum var. nudum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-05-003:
Viburnum nudum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Viburnum nudum var. nudum

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Possumhaw Viburnum

 

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1623

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Mountains)

Habitat: bogs, blackwater floodplains, wooded seeps, swamps, margins of ponds and lakes, especially in areas with acidic groundwater influence, per Weakley's Flora

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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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