Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Arrow-wood (Viburnum recognitum)
- Family: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae)
- Flowering: May-June.
- Field Marks: This Viburnum differs from all others by its coarsely toothed leaves that are completely smooth.
- Habitat: Along streams, around ponds and lakes.
- Habit: Shrub to 10 feet tall.
- Bark: Gray, not scaly.
- Leaves: Opposite, simple, ovate to orbicular, pointed at the tip, rounded or heart-shaped at the base, coarsely toothed, smooth, up to 4 inches long, up to 3 inches broad.
- Flowers: White, many, in dense clusters up to 4 inches across.
- Sepals: 5, green, united below.
- Petals: 5, white, united at base.
- Stamens: 5.
- Pistils: Ovary inferior.
- Fruits: Fleshy, blue-black, up to 1/2 inch long, 1-seeded.
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