Arrowood Viburnum dentatum
Honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae family

Leaves are opposite, unlobed and have several pairs of teeth. Leaves are shinny above and somewhat hairy underneath, perhaps only on the viens. This plant is most recognizable by its multiple viens that branch off in a fan like effect, it is also difficult to distinguish a larger central vien on this leaf. Leaves are 2"-3" and are egg-shaped to heart-shaped.

Flowers/Fruits: Flowers are very small and white, grouped by large clusters. Blooms May-July. Fruits are are dark purple to black arriving July-September. Ruffed grouse and chipmunks feed on the berries of this shrub.

Buds have four scales.

Form/Habitat: Arrowwood grows to a hieght of 15 feet and perfers moderatly nutrient rich soil and wetlands.

Interesting Feature: Shoots of the Arrowwood were once used by Indians to make arrow shafts.

NWI Status: FAC

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