Blackhaw

Viburnum prunifolium

native


Other Names:
Blackhaw Viburnum, Sweethaw, Stagbush


Blackhaw is a native shrub found throughout Virginia. Its fruit provides food for birds, and because it appears in the fall, it is especially important for fall migrants. Blackhaw has been used to treat medical conditions, even though it is not recognized as being safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration. It is used widely as an ornamental plant by gardeners, and the fruit is used to make jams and preserves.

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Ranges

North America Virginia

White Ash Tree
A Blackhaw tree

White Ash seeds
A Blackhaw flower cluster

White Ash bark
Blooming Blackhaw branches

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