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Wayfaring-tree - Viburnum lantana
Other Names:  Wayfarer

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems erect, branched, 2–3 m; twigs gray-puberulent with stellate hairs. Leaves: blades ovate to obovate, serrate, unlobed, 5–10 cm long, puberulent. Flowers: corolla subrotate, ca. 4 mm across. Drupe red, 8–10 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Ornamental, occasionally introduced in northern U.S. and adjacent Canada. Collected in Missoula County (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 5

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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus pensylvanicus and Bombus griseocollis (Colla and Dumesh 2010).


  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141:39-68.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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