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blackhaw

Bush or small tree 6-25ft (2-9m) with short crooked trunk and strong branches with very rough reddish-brown bark. Simple thin oval shiny leaves, white flower clusters. Fruit is blue-black berry looking, edible after frost (advisable to not eat uncooked). Bark, root or stems used as a sedative, for gynecological issues, menstrual cramps, (relaxes uterus), menopause. Anti-spasmodic also used for digestive cramps, bronchitis, asthma and lung problems. Used historically to prevent miscarriages and abortions. Also contains salicin (natural aspirin).
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The most successful sprouting species in the burned areas were yaupon, various oaks, eastern redbud, and rusty blackhaw (Table 2).
vaccinium Viburnum rufidulum rusty blackhaw TABLE 2.
53 60 241 Guadeloupe, Pithecellobium guadalupense, 1992 11 16 16 31 BLACKHAW Viburnum prunifolium, 1986 [*] 64 24 33 96 Viburnum prunifolium, 1991 [*] 64 24 28 95 Rusty, Viburnum rufidulum, 1961 [*] 47 25 30 80 Rusty, Viburnum rufidulum, 1997 [*] 47 30 28 84 BLADDERNUT American, Staphylea trifolia, 1966 19 36 37 64 Sierra, Staphylea bolanderi, 1986 14 28 12 45 BLOLLY Longleaf, Guapira discolor, 1994 55 21 10 79 BLUEBLOSSOM Blue-myrtle, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, 1976 32 41 20 78 BLUEWOOD Condalia hookeri, 1989 77 30 26 114 BOXELDER Acer negundo, 1993 214 110 127 356 White, Tilia heterophyllo, 1997 Pisgah NF, N.