Viburnum nudum

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Viburnum nudum
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1913 Illustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
Species: V. nudum
Binomial name
Viburnum nudum
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Natural range of Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum is a plant in the genus Viburnum within the muskroot family, Adoxaceae. (It was formerly part of Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family).[2]

One variety of the species is Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides; synonyms for this variety Viburnum nitidum Aiton, Viburnum cassinoides, Viburnum cassinoides var. harbisonii, Viburnum cassinoides var. nitidum, and Viburnum nitidum.[3][2]

Common names for the plant include withe-rod, witherod viburnum, possumhaw, and wild raisin.[2]


Viburnum nudum is a shrub with opposite, simple leaves, on slender stems. The flowers are white, borne in late spring.


  1. ^ Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 273.
  2. ^ a b c Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
  3. ^ PLANTS Database