Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Viburnum rufidulum Rafinesque. Southern Black Haw, Rusty Black-haw. 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

Syn: = Ar, C, F, Fl7, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Ferguson (1966a), McAtee (1956); > Viburnum rufidulum – S

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