Saturday, August 7, 2010

Southern Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)

Viburnum dentatum is known by the common names Arrow-wood Viburnum and Arrow-wood Viburnum. Southern Arrowwood shrubs grow along the shore of the lake (segments 6, 9 and 12). When they grow in sunny areas, the shrubs are 4 – 5 feet; in shady areas, they grow much taller.

A shrub growing in a shady area.

The leaves.

Leaves are opposite.


A flower head.

A close up of flowerlets.

Viburnum dentatum
grows in the southeastern United States in states bounded by New Jersey west to Iowa and east to Florida; it also grows in Maine, Connecticut, and Texas.

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Distribution Map
United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Viburnum dentatum (Southern Arrowwood)
- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Viburnum dentatum

Identification resources:

- Southeastern Flora: Arrow-wood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)

- Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Viburnum dentatum

Related posts:

- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower – Wildflower index

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