Shrubs of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Caprifoliaceae
Viburnum acerifolium (Maple-leaf Viburnum)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals5
Petal statefused
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Leaf arrangementopposite
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginserrate
Leaf/leaflet shapestar-shaped
Fruit typefleshy
Fruit colorblack
Flowering datesearly-mid June
Fruiting datesAugust
HabitatDry to moist woods
LocalityAlong the M & M trail on Mt. Norwottock.
DescriptionA shrub 2- 6 feet tall with a flat-topped inflorescence of many small ( ? inch) flowers. The leaves are 3-lobed and resemble red maple but are velvety-hairy on the lower surface.
CommentThis is one of the most common shrubs in the Mount Holyoke Range.
Habit photoKBS
Habit photo 2KBS
Flower photoTB
Flower photo 2TB
Fruit photoTB