Meduxnekeag River Association

Meduxnekeag Flora

  1. Rare Appalachian Hardwood Forest Plants
  2. Appalachian Hardwood Forest Trees
  3. Other Flowering Plant Species
  4. Other Forest Trees
  5. Some Plants of Other Forest Types
  6. Some Other Common Plants
  7. Some Shrubs
  8. Some Common Ferns

Some Shrubs

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis); mid-sized shrub, up to 3 metres; white flowers in late spring or early summer, followed by purple berries in late summer; prefers low, damp areas, and edges.  
Red-berried Elder(Sambucus pubens); mid-sized shrub, up to 3 metres; white flowers in early spring, followed by red berries; aka Stinking Elder for its strong-smelling flowers and crushed foliage.  
Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum); common shrub of fence-lines and old meadows; white flowers in spring, followed by bright red berries often remaining on the bush over winter.  
Wild Raisin (Viburnum cassinoides); mid-sized shrub, found in wet areas, also old meadows and woodland edges; fragrant white clustered flowers in spring, followed by blackish fruit in late summer.  
Hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides); aka Moosewood; 2 metres or less; flat-topped clusters of white flowers in mid-spring; habitat hardwood and mixed forests; frequently browsed by moose.
Alternate-leaf Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia); aka Pagoda Dogwood; shrub, sometimes small tree; white flowers in flat clusters in late spring followed by bitter blue-black berries in late summer; in understory of hardwood and mixed forest, fencelines and edges.  
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera); spreading, thicket-forming, many-stemmed shrub, up to two metres tall; bright red bark; clusters of white flowers in early summer followed by whitish to bluish berries.  


Community Stewardship for the Meduxnekeag Watershed Region
Last update : October 6, 2005