The blackhaw (Viburnum prunifolium) belongs to Caprifoliaceae (the Honeysuckle family). It is a small deciduous tree that is distributed to the eastern and central United States; from Connecticut-Alabama west to Kansas. This tree grows in forest edges and scrugs, and can reach about 6 m in height. The bark is gray, rough and becoming furrowed in rectangles. The leaves are elliptic, opposite, and with serrated edges. The small white flowers bloom in the corymbs atop of branches in spring. The fruits are drupes, ripen blue in late summer through fall, and edible.