V is for Viburnum

Another difficult letter in nature.

But…Viburnum!

Yes, it’s a good ol’ standby for V day. We believe this one is Doublefile Viburnum, Viburnum plicatum. Those flowers are lovely, aren’t they?

Well, you humans might think that, but a bee won’t. Have a closer look…

This outer ring of ‘flowers’ don’t produce nectar or pollen. The inner ones will, and then tasty little drupe fruits will form in the fall. This isn’t a native shrub to North America, but it’s one wildlife appreciates in the suburban landscape!

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