Guide to identifying Viburnums
it a viburnum?
Guide to viburnums by David Swaciak.
Leaf drawings by
images by Paul Weston & Craig Cramer
If the petioles
stems) are without stipules
appendages at the base) you do not have a viburnum.
Tip: Not all viburnums have stipules.
Tip:Look carefully for the stipule at the base of the petiole (the stem that attaches the leaf to the twig). Look at several fresh leaves to be sure whether or not the stipules are present.
If you chose 5A1 above, your plant is most likely a maple (Acer sp.). For more information and pictures of maples, search the Cornell Woody Plant Database or the University of Connecticut Woody Plant Database
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