Viburnum prunifolium L.
Common Name: BLACK-HAW
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub
Status: SC
Viburnum prunifolium B. S. Walters

Oak forests and other upland deciduous forest; also forests and thickets along streams, including river floodplain swamps.

This species barely ranges as far north as Michigan, and herbarium specimens are not always easy to separate from V. lentago. The leaves are very finely toothed, the teeth less—typically much less—than 0.4 mm long (measured perpendicular to the basic leaf margin); the lateral branchlets diverge widely and stiffly from the main branches. In V. lentago, the teeth are usually ca. 0.5 mm long and the lateral branches more ascending, lax, or less stiffly straight in aspect.


Berrien County
Branch County
Cass County
Hillsdale County
Kalamazoo County
Lenawee County
Monroe County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 7, 2021.