Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Possumhaw
Viburnum nudum
Family: Caprifoliaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

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Habitat:
Bottomland hardwood swamps.

Species Description:
Shrub.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early May to mid July.
Fruiting Period: Early July to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaf margins of this Virbunum species are not serrate (are entire to crenate) and the leaf apices (tips) generally obtuse rather than with an extended point (acuminate). Leaf veins merge before reaching the edge of the leaf. Winter buds are red-brown (Weckman, T. J.).

Management:
Changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions of the habitat for this species would likely be detrimental. Changes could result from overstory removal or stream/wetland alteration.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
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