Viburnum recognitum Fernald
Viburnum ashii Bush orth. var.
Viburnum ashei Bush
Viburnum dentatum L. var. ashei (Bush) McAtee
Viburnum dentatum L. var. lucidum Aiton
Viburnum recognitum Fernald var. alabamense McAtee
Viburnum recognitum is native to North America, but not common.
Identification: Downy arrowwood is a rather large, multiple-stemmed shrub, 5-15' (1.5-4.6 m) tall. Bark is gray and smooth. Branches are longer and less crooked than many viburnums. Leaves grow in opposing pairs, with rounded or heart-shaped bottoms and pointed tips. Leaves have large, sharp-pointed teeth, and are medium green and glossy, with prominent veins. They are as much as 4" (10 cm) × 3" (7.6 cm). Flat-topped flowerheads 4" (10 cm) across contain small white-to-pink flowers. Fruits are ¼-½" (6.3-12 mm) across, light blue to blue-black.
See this comparison table showing Viburnums that are presently in our database, or this nicely done Viburnum species guide.
Viburnum dentatum var. lucidum on www.carolinanature.com
Viburnum recognitum at Illinois Wildflowers
Viburnum recognitum on Blue Planet Biomes
Viburnum recognitum on the USDA Plants Database
Viburnum recognitum at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Viburnum recognitum on Discover Life
Viburnum recognitum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.