Wild Raisin Viburnum cassinoides
Heath Ericaceae family

Leaves narrow to egg-shaped, 2-5". Appear dull, thick, rarely toothed or nearly entire. Leafstalks winged.

Flowers/Fruit: Flowers small and stalked in clusters. The fruit is pink turning bluish-black, with white powder, Sept.-Oct.

Twig: Twigs dull, and somewhat flexible. Rust colored buds with long side buds close to twig. Flower bud is not completely enclosed by the brownish long scales (think - with raisin). Easily confused with Nannyberry.

Form/Habitat: Wooded swamps, wet woods, and stream margins. 12' Flowers June-Aug.

NWI Status: FACW to OBL

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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