The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
The conservation of Viburnum bracteatum is fully sponsored.
Irina Kadis contributed to this Plant Profile.
The name "arrowwood" belongs to a larger species, V. dentatum, that probably includes V. bracteatum. Indians used strong shoots of these viburnums for the shafts of their arrows. Bracted viburnum is a deciduous shrub up to 3 m tall that is different from other arrowwoods in its special habitat, late flowering time, leaf shape and texture, persistent conspicuous bracts (structures of leaf origin underneath the flower), and some other minute characters (Rheder 1904, Rheder 1940).
Distribution & Occurrence
V. bracteatum is part of the shrub understory in open deciduous woodland coating the calcareous bluffs, cliffs, and ledges along the Coosa River and on the escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau (Foote and Jones 1994).
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Conservation, Ecology & Research
Rehder, A. 1904. List of New England Plants-XIV. Rhodora. 6: 59.