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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum rafinesqueanum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Viburnum rafinesquianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-05-007:
Viburnum rafinesquianum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viburnum rafinesquianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Arrowwood


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image of Viburnum rafinesqueanum, Downy Arrowwood

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_v_rafinesquianum_5048

April    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Leaves with 5-9 lateral veins on each side, petioles short, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viburnum rafinesqueanum, Downy Arrowwood

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_v_rafinesquianum_5049

April    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Lateral veins nearly straight & prominently parallel for most of their length, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viburnum rafinesqueanum, Downy Arrowwood

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_v_rafinesquianum_5071

April    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

image of Viburnum rafinesqueanum, Downy Arrowwood

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_v_rafinesquianum5049b

April    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Flowers all alike and fertile, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Viburnum rafinesqueanum, Downy Arrowwood

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_rafinesquianum_3

May        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum rafinesqueanum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Viburnum rafinesquianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-05-007:
Viburnum rafinesquianum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viburnum rafinesquianum

 

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1627

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Common in NC Piedmont, rare in GA

Habitat: Dry-mesic to dry woodlands and forests, especially over mafic rocks (but not at all restricted to such sites), less commonly in moister sites, also bluffs, stream banks, and riparian forests, 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
Black
Drupe

 

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