Viburnum rufidulum

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Scientific Name Viburnum rufidulum USDA PLANTS Symbol
VIRU
Common Name Rusty Blackhaw, Rusty Viburnum ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
35274
Family Adoxaceae (Moschatel) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Dry rocky, calcareous, sandy or clay soils; open woods and thickets, forest margins, streambanks, canyons.
Plant: Deciduous shrub or small tree 4 to 12 feet tall (20 ft. or more with ideal soil conditions); checkered, dark bark; twigs reddish brown with a thin light gray coating.
Leaves: Pairs of petiolate, leaves 1 to 3 inches long on short spurs, elliptic, obovate or oblanceolate with rounded tips; serrulate, rust-colored edges; very fine rust-colored hairs on petioles and main vein on the undersides.
Inflorescence: Large cymes up to 4 inches wide with many small creamy-white flowers each 1/4 to 3/8-inch wide; 5 petals and 5 protruding stamens with yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and www.wildflower.org.
Texas Status
Native

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