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WAYFARER : Viburnum lantana

Not to be confused with the elder. index.asp?pageid=731581

This is a deciduous shrub which can grow up to 5m in height.

Its leaves are failry large and oval that have a slightly wrinkled look and round-toothed edges. (The leaves of the elder are more pointed at each end). They are opposite each other along the twig. The lower surface is densely covered with soft grey hairs.

it small five-petalled cream flowers which form together in large flat-topped scented flowerhead (called an umbel). The anthers tend to grow beyond the petals. (With elder flowers, the flowerhead is similar, but the petals are smaller and usually 6 in number. The anthers do not grow beyond the petals). 

The resulting fruits are groups of berries which start off red then turn black. They are poisonous.

WOODLAND TRUST : https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/wayfaring-tree/

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