Wayfaring-tree

Name: Wayfaring-tree

Scientific name: Viburnum lantana

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A small tree of woodland edge, hedgerows and grassland scrub.

How to identify: Recognisable by the broad, oval leaves with dense silky hairs underneath, an 'umbel' of white flowers turning into red and black berries in the autumn.

Where: Widespread in south east England, sometimes planted elsewhere.

Fantastic fact: The berries are poisonous and cause vomiting. Don't eat them!

Photograph credit: Philip Precey


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