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Nannyberry - Viburnum lentago

Species of Concern

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank: 2
C-value: 6

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Three known occurrrences in eastern Montana.
 
General Description
Nannyberry is a tall shrub that is up to 3 m high with usually smooth, gray to reddish brown bark. The opposite leaves have broadly elliptic, pointed blades that are 5-9 cm long with finely toothed margins. The winged petioles are 10-27 mm long and have sparse, reddish brown hairs at the base. Foliage is glabrous. Small flowers are borne in open, umbrella-like inflorescences that are 5-12 cm across and sessile amongst leaves on the tips of the branches. Each flower has a tubular calyx with 5 short lobes and a white, bell-shaped, 5-lobed corolla that is 2-3 mm long. The 5 stamens are exserted from the corolla. The dark blue, globose fruit is 10-14 mm long and has a thin, whitish, waxy coating.

Phenology
Flowering in June.

Diagnostic Characteristics
The other species of Viburnum in our area have lobed leaves. Viburnum lentago is more likely to be confused with Cornus stolonifera, which has red twigs and entire-margined leaves.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
MB to QC, south to CO, NE, MO and GA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Openings in riparian forests on the plains.

Ecological Systems Associated with this Species

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • McGregor, R.L., coordinator, and T.M. Barkley, R.E. Brooks, and E.K. Schofield, eds.: Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Lawrence, KS: Univ. Press Kansas. 1392 pp.
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    • Lesica, P. 1994. Vegetation and ecological condition of the south Wolf Mountains, Padlock Ranch, Big Horn County, Montana. Unpublished report for The Nature Conservancy, Montana Field Office, Helena. 12 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.
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