Maple Leaf Viburnum | The Cove Forest

(Viburnum acerifolium)

This small clump-forming shrub that has three-lobed leaves that resemble maple leaves, hence the common name. Maple-leaf viburnum has showy clusters of white flowers that give rise to fleshy berry-like fruits dispersed by birds. Maples (genus Acer), in contrast, have rather inconspicuous flowers and winged fruits that are dispersed by wind.