Viburnum nudum L. var. cassinoides (L.) Torr. & A. Gray
Viburnum cassinoides L.
Viburnum cassinoides L. var. harbisonii McAtee
Viburnum cassinoides L. var. nitidum (Aiton) McAtee
Viburnum nitidum Aiton
Witherod, withe-rod, possumhaw viburnum, naked witherod
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Identification: These shrubs are 5-20' (1.5-6.1 m) high, and often found in wet areas. Leaves are shiny, oval in shape, with pointed ends and slightly serrated edges, 1½-3½" (3.8-8.9 cm) long, very colorful in the fall. Flat-topped clusters (“corymbs”) of white flowers consist of larger, sterile flowers around the perimeter, and smaller, fertile flowers within. Fruits are iridescent pink, becoming dark blue-black.
See this comparison table showing Viburnums that are presently in our database, or this nicely done Viburnum species guide.
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides on www.carolinanature.com
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides on CalPhotos
Viburnum nudum on Discover Life
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides on the Connecticut Botanical Society's Connecticut wildflowers site
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides on Desert-tropicals.com
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.