Black haw, blackhaw viburnum, cramp bark, sheepberry, shonny, sloe, sloe-leaved viburnum, stagbush, sweethaw.
A perennial shrub or small tree, 10 to 20 feet in height, with spreading branches. The dull-colored leaves are broadly ovate, opposite, and petioled, with finely serrated margins. Produces white flowers and dullish black oval fruit.
April to May.
Thickets, borders of woods, and shores.
Bark of root or stem in the fall.
This plant has the same qualities a s V. nudum. In Appalachia, a root tea is used as a tonic.