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Wayfaring Tree in Winter

Observed: 16th February 2013 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
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Description:

Definitely Wayfaring Tree this time!
Small, shrubby thing, tangled untidy growth, bark silvery grey/pale brown, often found in hedgerows, here rather artificially growing in a small copse.
Like many Viburnum, twigs and buds covered in "scurf" made of tiny starfish shaped hairs ("stellate" if you want the correct botanical term) which can be seen with a good hand lens. We thought it was lichen, but on closer inspection, actual hairs could be seen.
Twigs/branches are somewhat "flattened" or "grooved", especially towards the tips, rather like V. opulus, Guelder Rose.

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Species with which Wayfaring-tree (Viburnum lantana) interacts