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Rusty blackhaw viburnum

Viburnum rufidulum


Shrub or small tree with checkered bark on mature specimens. Top of leaf shiny; bottom of leaf or leafstalk usually with rusty red hairs or scales. Tiny white flowers grow in large clusters in spring, followed by edible blue-black drupes.


The shrubs or small trees grow in woodlands or thickets.


Drupes can be used in jellies or meat sauces, but are best eaten raw.

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Denison, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2012
Submitted on May 4, 2012

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