Viburnum nudum

possumhaw, possumhaw viburnum, possum-haw
Family

Caprifoliaceae

Leaf Arrangement

opposite

Leaf Attachment

petiolate

Leaf Type

simple

Leaf Shape

elliptic, oblanceolate, obovate

Growth Form

shrub, tree

Flower Color

white

Flower Month

April - October

Height (meters)

5.0

Milky Sap

No

Armed/Unarmed

Unarmed

Origin

native

Lifespan

perennial

Leaf Retention

Deciduous


Wetland Class

FACW

Field Characters

Dogwoods have veins that stay connected when the leaf is torn but viburbums do not. All Louisiana viburnums ave toothed leaves except for V. nudum.

Habitat

Savannahs, low wet woods, bogs, pocosins, bays, swamp forests.