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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Southern Arrowwood   Viburnum dentatum    
Honeysuckle family — Caprifoliaceae

Also known as:
Arrowwood Viburnum

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Southern arrowwood is a shrub or small tree of very pleasing form, native to woodlands and thickets of East Texas, most frequently on sandy soils. Like many viburnums, it is also cultivated as an ornamental. It blooms in the spring or early summer. The straight branches were made into arrows by Native Americans, hence the common names.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: April, May, June, July

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