Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1624

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it . It's commonly cultivated, and rarely persistent or escaping, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Viburnum opulus var. opulus   FAMILY Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum opulus var. opulus   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Guelder-rose, Snowball