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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum lantana   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wayfaring Tree


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image of Viburnum lantana, Wayfaring Tree

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vila_001_lvd

        

Leaves with very uniform serrations & a strong reticulate venation pattern, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Viburnum lantana, Wayfaring Tree

Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org     bug_1480536

Month Unknown        

image of Viburnum lantana, Wayfaring Tree

Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org     bug_1480546

Month Unknown        

image of Viburnum lantana, Wayfaring Tree

The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org    bug_5143053

Month Unknown        

Drupe 1/3" long, yellow changing to red and finally black, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Viburnum lantana, Wayfaring Tree

The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org    bug_5147073

Month Unknown        

Flowers white, actually creamy - due to numerous yellow stamens, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Viburnum lantana, Wayfaring Tree

Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org    bug_5400101

Month Unknown        Hungary

image of Viburnum lantana, Wayfaring Tree

Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org    bug_5400198

Month Unknown        Hungary

Leaves ovate to oblong-ovate, closely denticulate, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Viburnum lantana, Wayfaring Tree

Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org    bug_5400198b

Month Unknown        Hungary

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum lantana   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

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2508

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

Habitat: Widely planted, sometimes escaped or persistent, 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:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy white
Flowers all alike and fertile
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow to Red to Black
Drupe

 

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