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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-05-005:
Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viburnum rufidulum

 

COMMON NAME:
Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_viru_001_lvd

        

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm120212_045

February    Spartanburg County    SC

Twigs grayish, lenticellate, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

Roxanna Martin    rlm21212_cmp21

February    Spartanburg County    SC

Buds dark red-brown and scurfy, or densely rusty-pubescent, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

Roxanna Martin    rlm21212_cmp23

February    Spartanburg County    SC

The bark has been described as resembling dogwood - only more so!

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm100314_035

March    Decatur County    GA

Bark dark gray to blackish, blocky, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm110415_586

April    Carroll County    GA

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm110415_589

April    Carroll County    GA

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm110415_591b

April    Carroll County    GA

Leaves reddish-brown scurfy beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm110415_593

April    Carroll County    GA

Flowers all perfect, borne in a compound, flat-topped cyme, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm110415_593b

April    Carroll County    GA

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm170401_385

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm170401_387

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm170401_388

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7146

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Twigs slender, reddish-brown to gray. Petioles rusty hairy, grooved, sometimes winged, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7149

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7152

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7154

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0033

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves glossy, rather thick, fine-toothed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0034

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Viburnum rufidulum, Rusty Blackhaw, Blue Haw, Southern Blackhaw, Rusty Haw

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0035

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_prunileftrufiright1

May        

Viburnum prunifolium (left), V. rufidulum (right).

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_vprunileft_rufiright2

May        

Viburnum prunifolium (left), V. rufidulum (right).

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 174-05-005:
Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viburnum rufidulum

 

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1628

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in Mountains of GA & NC)

Habitat: Dry woodlands, dry-mesic woodlands and forests, glade margins, especially common over calcareous or mafic rocks (but not at all restricted to such sites), less commonly in bottomland forests and on stream banks, 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
Blue
Drupe

 

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