Black Haw - Viburnum Prunifolium
Black Haw Viburnum turns Purple in the Autumn.
Viburnum Prunifolium is a shrub/small tree. This large shrub has small red tinted leaves that appear in the spring. This shrub has many medicinal uses, thanks to a chemical in the plant that is similar to aspirin but should be used carefully. Black Haw Viburnum can be found growing naturally in eastern portions of the United States. Black Haw Viburnum grows best in clay soils and full sun areas. The Fruit of the Black Haw Viburnum can be eaten and can be used in jams and jellies.
It is classified as a deciduous shrub. The blooming time is May through the hot part of summer June. The blooms on this plant are white.
Black Haw Viburnum is used medicinally
The flowers have been used for many ailments such as burns and stomach aches; the bark was also used to make a brew to treat heavy bleeding and premenstrual cramps. It prefers dry conditions with steady water. This plant can be used to attract small wildlife creatures. The fruit is edible in small consumptions.