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Black haw

Viburnum prunifolium


A shrub in the honeysuckle family. Leaves are up to about 2 inches long, oval and finely toothed. Five-petaled, creamy white flowers appear in large rounded clusters. Stamens protrude prominently. The second picture includes a samara from American elm (Ulmus americana) that came to rest on a leaf.


Black haw tends to grow near water and requires some direct sunlight.


The bark has a long history of medicinal use. Please see the Wikipedia reference and elsewhere for details.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 12, 2010
Submitted on Mar 6, 2013

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