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Wild Raisin Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides (Viburnum cassinoides)


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Wild Raisin
credit: Fungus Guy/CCSA

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Alternate name: Witherod

Family: Caprifoliaceae, Honeysuckle view all from this family

Description Also called withe-rod viburnum, northern wild raisin, possum haw.

This plant's leaves are glossy green in the summer, but fall is when it really shines, putting on a colorful display. Leaves change first to orange-red then crimson and finally a deep rich purple. The real show-stopper is the fruit, changing from green to pink then red to blue and finally black.

Habitat Swamps (fresh & salt), Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Watersides (fresh).

Range Plains, Mid-Atlantic, Eastern Canada, Southeast, Great Lakes, Texas, New England.