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Plant Details

Viburnum rafinesqueanum [= Viburnum rafinesquianum]

Downy Arrow-wood, Downy Arrowwood

Scientific Name:

Viburnum rafinesqueanum [= Viburnum rafinesquianum]

Common Name:

Downy Arrow-wood, Downy Arrowwood

Plant Family

Adoxaceae (Moschatel Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Shrub

Size in Feet:

6-10

Light:

Part-sun, Sun

Soil Moisture:

range of soil types; drought tolerant(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May - June

Bloom Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Dry-mesic to dry woodlands and forests, especially over mafic rocks (but not at all restricted to such sites), less commonly in moister sites. Common in NC Piedmont.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Two spellings of the name lead to missed searches rafinesqueanum and rafinesquianum ("e" and "i" spellings found at different sources)

Drought Tolerant. USDA lists only in counties of Allamance, Chatham, Guilford, and Richmond counties - has been observed in Wake County as well.

Buds

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© Tom Harville, 25 March 2006

Blooms

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© Tom Harville, 9 April 2006

Blooming Plants

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© Tom Harville, 9 April 2006

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC State Extension
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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