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Mapleleaf Viburnum

Viburnum acerifolium

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Preferred Habitat: Woods and open woods

Range: SW Quebec and Minnesota to New England, Georgia, and Tennessee

Height: up to 2 meters (7 feet)

Leaves: Simple, opposite, toothed, 3-lobed, often velvety-hairy beneath

Flowers: white, spherical, 5 petals, occurring in clusters of numerous individual flowers

Fruit: small, spherical, red, turning black or purple, occurring from July to October

Location spotted: Sachar Woods of Brandeis University