Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Downy Arrowwood
Viburnum rafinesquianum var. rafinesquianum
Family: Caprifoliaceae

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

Global Rank: G5T4T5
State Rank: S2

Dry, esp. calcareous woods.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Early April to late May.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The leaves of Viburnum rafinesquianum are sessileor very nearly so, and the leaf margins have about 9-11 teeth on each side (fewer than other spp.). The veins end in a marginal tooth whereas in other sp that do not reach the leaf edge or margin. The variety rafinesquianum has more pubescence and stipules often exceeding the length of the petiole. It is found to date in the northern Appalachian Plateau and the other variety in the northern Interior Low Plateau.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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