Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1628

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains of GA & NC)

Look for it in dry woodlands, dry-mesic woodlands & forests, esp common over mafic rocks (but not at all restricted to such sites), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-05-005:
Viburnum rufidulum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

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


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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120212_045

February    Spartanburg County    SC

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

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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.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm21212_cmp23

February    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm100314_035

March    Decatur County    GA

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

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JK Marlow    jkm110415_586

April    Carroll County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm110415_589

April    Carroll County    GA

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

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JK Marlow    jkm110415_591b

April    Carroll County    GA

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

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JK Marlow    jkm110415_593

April    Carroll County    GA

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

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JK Marlow    jkm110415_593b

April    Carroll County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm170401_385

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170401_387

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170401_388

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek 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).