Return to the Native Plants Forum | Post a Follow-Up

What is this plant

Posted by shelleyh z5 NY (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 21:45

We was kayaking in a freshwater swamp when we came upon
a woody shrub which from a distance appeared like Joe Pye
Weed but on closer observation the 'flowers' were large clusters of dark pink small berries hanging off the tops
of the branches. Thought maybe it was poison sumac but it
wasn't. The bushes were at least 6 feet tall. Unfortunately,
we didn't get a photo of it. Does anyone have a guess?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: What is this plant

Could be Viburnum nudum or V. cassinoides.

RE: What is this plant

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) would be a common sight in NY and are fruiting now. They grow in a huge range of conditions including at the edge of water. The berries go from green to red to purple - not really what I would ever call pink, but a possibility. Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa), not as common in my NY travels, are also fruiting now. They have bright red berries. I spotted some of those on a recent hike and a picture of the fruiting bush is in a recent article on my blog (see attached link).


Here is a link that might be useful: blog article - native medicinal plants

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Native Plants Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here