Viburnum rufidulum - Rusty Blackhaw
Family - Caprifoliaceae
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Flowering - April - May.
Habitat - Rocky woods, dry open woods, rich moist valleys, alluvial ground, glades, thickets.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This attractive shrub or small tree can be found in the southern 2/3 of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its opposite thick green leaves, its rusty-colored leaf buds, and its rough bark. It is a species worthy of cultivation and would make a good specimen plant in a garden setting.
Photographs taken at Whetstone Creek Conservation Area, Callaway County, MO., 2-19-04 and 5-4-04.