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

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm130614_232

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Viburnum nudum

JK Marlow    jkm130614_234

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Viburnum nudum

JK Marlow    jkm130614_236

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Viburnum nudum

JK Marlow    jkm130614_237

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Viburnum nudum

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

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.