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Viburnum dentatum

Viburnum dentatum L.

 

Arrowwood

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderDipsacalesIncludes viburnum, honeysuckle, snowberry, beautybush, twinflower, many others
FamilyAdoxaceaeElders and viburnums
GenusViburnumLatin for “a kind of shrub”
Speciesdentatum

About plant names...

Arrowwood is native to eastern North America.

Identification: Arrowwood is a densely-branched shrub that is 6-10' (1.8-3 m) around. (Rarely, plants can reach 15' (4.6 m).) The leaves are often shiny, roughly oval, toothed, strongly textured and veined, somewhat rough to the touch, and 2-4½" (5-11 cm) long. In the fall, leaves may turn yellow or reddish purple. Cream-colored corymbs (flat-topped flower clusters) 1-4" (2.5-10 cm) across consist of tiny flowers about ⅛" (3.2 mm) across. Blue-black berries ¼" (6.3 mm) around appear in flattened clusters.

See this comparison table showing Viburnums that are presently in our database, or this nicely done Viburnum species guide.

Online References:

Viburnum dentatum on Missouriplants.com

Viburnum dentatum var. lucidum on Carolina Nature, from Will Cook

Viburnum dentatum at the University of Connecticut Plant Database

Viburnum dentatum at Ohio State University

Viburnum dentatum on FLORIDATA

Viburnum dentatum at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Viburnum dentatum at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Viburnum dentatum at Illinois Wildflowers

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

8/11/2009 · Townsend, MA

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

6/1/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

7/19/2017 · Monongahela National Forest, Monongahela, WV
≈ 4 × 4" (11 × 10 cm)

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

8/1/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

9/25/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

9/25/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

8/15/2009 · Naumanns, Chelmsford, MA
≈ 27 × 18" (69 × 46 cm) ID is uncertain

Viburnum dentatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 2 Aug 2017.

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Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

6/5/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

6/5/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

6/1/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) ID is uncertain

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

6/5/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 5" (15 × 13 cm)

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

6/5/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

8/15/2009 · Naumanns, Chelmsford, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm) ID is uncertain

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

8/1/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

8/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

7/19/2017 · Monongahela National Forest, Monongahela, WV
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm)

Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)

7/19/2017 · Monongahela National Forest, Monongahela, WV
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Range: Zones 2-8:

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