One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A North American viburnum which bears clusters of white or pink flowers and purple-black berries.
Viburnum alnifolium, family Caprifoliaceae
- ‘On previous days there were tall hobblebushes on the trail.’
- ‘This is a photo of the hobblebush just as the outer flowers are beginning to open.’
- ‘Shady conditions allow for less variety, but try a mix of red-berried elder, hobblebush, cedar, and choke cherry.’
- ‘Moose and deer feed upon hobblebush, but the plants that they have browsed become stunted and develop atypical leaves.’
- ‘Understory vegetation is dominated by hobblebush, striped maple, mountain maple, brambles (Rubus spp.), and seedlings and saplings of the dominant tree species.’
- ‘Slightly up slope, hobblebushes, transplanted last spring from a nearby forest, are relaxing after a summer of settling into their new homes.’
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