Sambucus racemosa L. is a common shrub growing in deciduous forests. Luke and I hiked Pack Monadnock on our anniversary and saw this shrub near the peak. Stutchberry et al. (2005) found that the most frequent frugivores on the red fruits of this plant are Scarlet Tanagers and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. In fact, their study suggests […]
Viburnum lantanoides Michx. is a common, shrub occurring along forest edges and in forests. The flowers along the edge of the inflorescence (an umbel) are sterile and serve to attract pollinators. The fertile flowers are the small flowers in the interior of the inflorescence. It is in the Adoxaceae family.