Viburnum rufidulum Rafinesque. Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Dry woodlands, dry-mesic woodlands and forests, glade margins, especially common over calcareous or mafic rocks (but not at all restricted to such sites), less commonly in bottomland forests and on stream banks. Dist: C. VA, OH, IL, and KS south to n. peninsular FL, TX, and Mexico (COA).
ID notes:The bark is checkered into small tannish-brown plates, reminiscent of Benthamidia (Cornus) florida.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl7, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx, Ok, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Ferguson (1966a), McAtee (1956); ~ Viburnum prunifolium L. var. ferrugineum Torr. & A.Gray; > Viburnum rufidulum Raf. – S; > Viburnum rufotomentosum Small