Smooth Black Haw, Viburnum prunifolium
Adoxaceae or Elderberry Family
(formerly in the Caprifoliaceae or Honeysuckle Family


Shrub or small tree to 15 feet tall.Leaves opposite each other on the branches, egg-shaped, finely toothed, 1to 2 inches long, with short points at tip. Flowers in flattish to rounded clusters, five-parted. Blooms in spring. Fruits are ovoid blue-black berries.

Woodland native. In Wildwood, occasional on the upper eastern slopes.

Wild hydrangea usually, but not always, has larger sterile flowers around the flower cluster. it has fatter leaves with longer points. Doublefile viburnum has large outer sterile flowers like wild hydrangea. Leatherleaf viburnum has reddish hairs under the leaves and rarely flowers in the Park.





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