Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Gearagh, Co.Cork


Guelder-rose
Viburnum opulus
Caor chon
Family: Caprifoliaceae

Flowering: May-July, fruiting: September-October. Deciduous shrub.

Flat umbels of white flowers. Inner flowers are fertile, outer are sterile.
Slightly scented. Red fruit, poisonous.
Leaves palmately-lobed, toothed, opposite. Scaly buds. Height: To 4m

Damp habitats, but also found on dryer ground. Woods, scrubland,
hedgerows. Native, also frequently planted in gardens and hedges.

     
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