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Northern Arrowwood Viburnum dentatum var. lucidulum (Viburnum recognitum)


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Northern Arrowwood, flower
credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln.

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Alternate name: Smooth Arrowwood

Family: Caprifoliaceae, Honeysuckle view all from this family

Description Viburnum recognitum
Arrow-wood, northern arrowwood, southern arrowwood, smooth arrowwood.
Family: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae)
Flowering: May-June.
Field Marks: This Viburnum differs from all others by its coarsely toothed leaves that are completely smooth.
Habitat: Along streams, around ponds and lakes.
Habit: Shrub to 10 feet tall.
Bark: Gray, not scaly.
Leaves: Opposite, simple, ovate to orbicular, pointed at the tip, rounded or heart-shaped at the base, coarsely toothed, smooth, up to 4 inches long, up to 3 inches broad.
Flowers: White, many, in dense clusters up to 4 inches across.
Sepals: 5, green, united below.
Petals: 5, white, united at base.
Stamens: 5.
Pistils: Ovary inferior.
Fruits: Fleshy, blue-black, up to 1/2 inch long, 1-seeded.

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

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