Viburnum recognitum Fernald. Phen: Late Mar-May; Jul-Sep. Hab: Marshes, moist forests, streambanks. Dist: ME, NY, and OH south to e. SC, c. GA, and ne. AL. Most populations reported form further west (IN, IL, WI, MI, MO) are either misidentifications or introductions from horticulture, but material from AR seems to be bonafide and native. Reports from the Gulf Coast are all likely misidentifications of other taxa in the complex (such as V. scabrellum).
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = F, Il, K1, K3, K4, Pa, Tn, WV; = Viburnum dentatum L. – S, misapplied; = Viburnum dentatum L. var. lucidum Aiton – C, G, Mi, NE, NY, RAB, Va; < Viburnum dentatum L. – GW2, W; > Viburnum recognitum Fernald var. alabamense McAtee – McAtee (1956); > Viburnum recognitum Fernald var. recognitum – McAtee (1956)