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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Which viburnum is it?



Sargent Viburnum
Viburnum sargentii

Viburnum leaf
beetle home


Guide to identifying Viburnums

  • Common names


  • Is it a viburnum?


  • Which viburnum?


  • Express key


  • ID tutorial


  • Guide to viburnums by David Swaciak.

    Leaf drawings by
    Marcia Eames-Sheavly.

    Logo images by Paul Weston & Craig Cramer

    Leaves:

    • Deciduous
    • 2 to 5 inches long and wide
    • 3-lobed, with middle lobe often longer
    • Sparse hairs on underside, but no hairs on veins

    Flowers:
    • Purple anthers (pollen filaments, right)
    Fruit:
    • Bright red berries held in pendulous (drooping) clusters
    Viburnum sargentii anther
    Click for larger image.
    Petioles:
    • Stipules (fang-like appendages) along base of petiole (leaf stem)
    • Glands (bumps) on petiole near base of leaf blade

    Glands on petiole.
    Click for larger image.

    Stipule. Click for larger image.
    More information:

    Similar Species and distinguishing characteristics:

    Viburnum acerifolium
    Leaves 2 to 4 inches long and wide. Petioles without glands.
    Viburnum opulus
    Leaves 2 to 4 inches long and wide. Flowers with yellow anthers.

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