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Tree on hillside

Observed: 26th June 2013 By: Topsi
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Species with which Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana) interacts


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More details, please

Topsi, can we have some more info, please?

It looks a bit like a Viburnum, but it's hard to be accurate with just the one photo, and that a bit out of focus.

Close-ups of the leaf arrangment - are the opposite or alternate? - the top and underside of a leaf, the leaf margin - toothed or entire? - and the flowers (assuming those blobby things are flowers, and are attached to the "tree") would be helpful.

Rachy Ramone

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They are not flowers but fruits, soon to turn red and black. Wayfaring Tree is quite frequent on this hillside - in spite of much scrub removal, for chalk grassland renewal management. I don't think there are any other viburnums present. It is an odd shape for a Wayfaring Tree - probably been browsed by cattle in the past.