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Connecticut Plants
Witherod (Possum-haw, Wild Raisin)
Viburnum nudum L.

Older books would identify the plant in the photo as Viburnum cassinoides, but it is now considered to be Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides. Viburnum nudum var. nudum is rare in New England, and it is believed to no longer grow in wild areas of Connecticut.

  • Synonyms: Viburnum cassinoides
  • Family: muskroot (Adoxaceae)
  • Habitat: thickets, swamps
  • Height: 5-20 feet
  • Flower size: 3/16 inch across, in clusters several inches across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: native
Viburnum nudum L.

A twig of witherod.

Viburnum nudum L.