Viburnum acerifolium L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Most often an understory shrub in deciduous forests, both dry and sandy with oak, pine, aspen, and/or sassafras and rich beech-maple forest; often on slopes and hillsides, including old forested dunes as well as river banks; less often in somewhat swampy forests (but not conifer swamps). In Michigan, found only south of the known range of V. edule.

A rare form [f. ovatum Rehder] with leaf blades ± ovate and pinnately veined was collected by O. A. Farwell in Wayne Co. in 1922 and in Lenawee Co. in 1927. It can be distinguished from V. dentatum and V. rafinesquianum not only by the tiny red dots on undersides of the leaves (sometimes sparse) but also by the stellate pubescence on petioles, and main veins at least on the undersides of the blades.


Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 26, 2022.