Viburnum nudum
witherod; possumhaw

Viburnum nudum
Viburnum nudum
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown Line Drawing
Botanical name: Viburnum nudum
Common name: witherod; possumhaw
Group: dicot
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Growth type: tree/shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 5 - 20'
Foliage: leaves entire or obscurely toothed, in pairs shiny, somewhat leathery
Flower: small white flowers
Flowering time: mid June to early July; fruits early September to October
Habitat: thickets and swamps
Range in New Jersey: throughout Coastal Plain, most abudnant in the Pine Barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. The flowers are a nectar source for butterflies