May. 1, 2021
wayfaringtree, Viburnum lantana
One of these wayfared its way into my garden. Thanks, bird! Or maybe not. Every year I've looked at it and tried to decide if I really want it. Just now went to get the papers and it's got buds for the first time. All the more reason for it to get whacked! I'm sure there are creatures that welcome that smell. Humans don't tend to be among them. And the berries are toxic? I guess it's just lucky it landed on a lot where all the flowers are treasured. Wayfaringtree is a European that has now popped up in CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY, NB, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 5/21/11. Moschatel family, Adoxaceae.